In 2006, injurious osteoporosis hospital stays averaged $900 more in hospital costs than all stays noting an osteoporosis diagnosis ($9,600 versus $8,700) and had a longer length of stay (5.5… [ Get More Details ]
In a National Osteoporosis Foundation survey of women who had already had an osteoporotic fracture:
89% feared breaking another bone
80% were afraid they would be less able to perform daily activities
80%… [ Get More Details ]
In 2006, injuries were recorded in 1/4 of all hospital patients with an osteoporosis diagnosis. Pathological fractures (i.e. spontaneous and stress fractures), hip fractures, and fractures of the ribs, vertebrae… [ Get More Details ]
Physician visits for osteoporosis increased 4-fold (from 1.3 million to 6.3 million) from 1994 to 2003.
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