Silver Book Fact

From 2001 to 2003, about 2.39 million fractures occurred among women aged 65 and older with osteoporosis–this cost Medicare $12.96 billion.

King A, Saag K, Burge R, Pisu M, Goel N. Fracture Reduction Affects Medicare Economics (FRAME): Impact of increased osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment. Osteoporos Int. 2005; 16(12): 1545-57. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15942702

Reference

Title
Fracture Reduction Affects Medicare Economics (FRAME): Impact of increased osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment
Publication
Osteoporos Int
Publication Date
2005
Authors
King A, Saag K, Burge R, Pisu M, Goel N
Volume & Issue
Volume 16, Issue 12
Pages
1545-57
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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