2.3 million osteoporotic bone fractures were suffered by Medicare beneficiaries in 2015.
Osteoporosis is most common among:
Reducing 5-20 percent of “secondary” bone fractures in 2015 could have reduced Medicare FFS spending by $310 million to $1.2 billion over a follow-up period that lasted up to 2 to 3 years after a new osteoporotic fracture.
Over 40% of Medicare FFS beneficiaries with a new osteoporotic fracture were hospitalized within a week after their fracture and nearly 20% died within 12 months following a new osteoporotic fracture.
2 million Medicare patients suffered 2.3 Million fractures in 2015.