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The cost of a hip fracture for one individual over their lifetime can be more than $81,000–nearly half can be attributed to nursing facility costs.

Braithwaite R, Col N, Wong J. Estimating Hip Fracture Morbidity, Mortality, and Costs. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003; 51(3): 364-70. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1532-5415.2003.51110.x

Reference

Title
Estimating Hip Fracture Morbidity, Mortality, and Costs
Publication
J Am Geriatr Soc
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Braithwaite R, Col N, Wong J
Volume & Issue
Volume 51, Issue 3
Pages
364-70
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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