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Hip fracture raises the risk of mortality by 2.8 to 4 times during the first 3 months after the fracture.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A report of the surgeon general. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General; 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK45513/

Reference

Title
Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A report of the surgeon general
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General
Publication Date
2004
Authors
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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