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About 315,000 Americans aged 45 and older were admitted to hospitals with hip fractures in 2001–a majority with osteoporosis as the underlying cause.

Kozak L, Owings M, Hall M. National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2001 annual summary with detailed diagnosis and procedure data. Vital Health Stat. 2004; 13(156): 1-198. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15227812

Reference

Title
National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2001 annual summary with detailed diagnosis and procedure data
Publication
Vital Health Stat
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Kozak L, Owings M, Hall M
Volume & Issue
Volume 13, Issue 156
Pages
1-198
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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