Silver Book Fact

Four months after a hip fracture, less than 20% of patients recovered their prefracture competence in activities.

Van Balen R, Essink-Bot M, Steyerberg E, Cools H, et al. Quality of Life After Hip Fracture: A comparison of four health status measures in 208 patients. Disabil Rehabil. 2003; 25(10): 508-19. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0963828031000090443

Reference

Title
Quality of Life After Hip Fracture: A comparison of four health status measures in 208 patients
Publication
Disabil Rehabil
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Van Balen R, Essink-Bot M, Steyerberg E, Cools H, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 10
Pages
508-19
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • About 315,000 Americans aged 45 and older were admitted to hospitals with hip fractures in 2001–a majority with osteoporosis as the underlying cause.  
  • More than 48 million American adults have low bone mass–putting them at increased risk for osteoporosis and broken bones.  
  • Women age 85 years and older are close to 8 times more likely to be hospitalized because of a hip fracture than women ages 65-74.  
  • In 2006, there were about 254,000 hospital stays that involved an injury likely due to osteoporosis–a 55% increase since 1995. In 2006, the related hospital costs totaled $2.4 billion.  
  • Over the next 20 years, the non-White population will comprise a growing proportion of the number of fractures, increasing from 282,000 fractures (13% of total fractures) in 2005, to over…