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Each year, osteoporotic fractures in the U.S. lead to:

  • >432,000 hospital admissions
  • ~2.5 million medical office visits
  • ~180,000 nursing home admissions

National Osteoporosis Foundation. Clinicianâ??s Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis. Washington, D.C. : National Osteoporosis Foundation; 2008. http://www.nof.org/professionals/Clinicians_Guide.htm

Reference

Title
Clinicianâ??s Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Publisher
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Publication Date
2008
Authors
National Osteoporosis Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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