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Americans at risk for osteoporosis

54 million Americans age 50 and over either already have or are at risk of osteoporosis.

Medicare cost of osteopathic fractures. Milliman Research Report Web site. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c0860aff793924efe2230f3/t/5d76b949deb7e9086ee3d7dd/1568061771769/Medicare+Cost+of+Osteoporotic+Fractures+20190827.pdf. Published August 2019. Accessed October 9, 2019

Reference

Title
Medicare cost of osteopathic fractures
Publication
Milliman Research Report
Publication Date
Published August 2019
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Human Burden

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