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A study of a number of osteoporosis treatments found cost-effectiveness ratios as low as $55,000 per QALY.

Mobley L, Hoerger T, Wittenborn J, Galuska D, Rao J. Cost-Effectiveness of Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment with Hormone Replacement Therapy, Raloxifene, or Alendronate. Medical Decision Making. 2006; 26(2): 194-206. http://mdm.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/26/2/194

Reference

Title
Cost-Effectiveness of Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment with Hormone Replacement Therapy, Raloxifene, or Alendronate
Publication
Medical Decision Making
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Mobley L, Hoerger T, Wittenborn J, Galuska D, Rao J
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 2
Pages
194-206
URL
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