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In 2006, injuries were recorded in 1/4 of all hospital patients with an osteoporosis diagnosis. Pathological fractures (i.e. spontaneous and stress fractures), hip fractures, and fractures of the ribs, vertebrae and pelvis were the most frequently occuring injuries among these patients.

Russo C, Holmquist L, Elixhauser A. U.S. Hospitalizations Involving Osteoporosis and Injury, 2006. H-Cup Statistical Brief. 2009; 76. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb76.pdf

Reference

Title
U.S. Hospitalizations Involving Osteoporosis and Injury, 2006
Publication
H-Cup Statistical Brief
Publisher
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Russo C, Holmquist L, Elixhauser A
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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