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2.3 million osteoporotic bone fractures were suffered by Medicare beneficiaries in 2015

2.3 million osteoporotic bone fractures were suffered by Medicare beneficiaries in 2015.

Reference

Title
Medicare cost of osteoporotic fractures
Publication
Milliman Research Report
Publication Date
2019
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden
  • Economic Burden

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  • In 2006, treatments of hip and leg fractures and dislocations were performed in 16.4% of all injurious osteoporosis hospital stays, and 8.1% of these stays noted a hip replacement.  
  • By 2030, an estimated 64.3 million American adults will have low bone mass.  
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  • 1 in 2 women, and 1 in 4 men, over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime.