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During the 10-year period of 2006 to 2015,annual costs of osteoporosis will increase by more than 20%.

Burge, Russel T, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Alison B King, Daniel H Solomon, Anna Tosteson, and John B Wong. Incidence and Economic Burden of Osteoporosis-Related Fractures in the United States, 2005-2025. J Bone Miner Res. 2007; 22(3): 465-75. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17144789

Reference

Title
Incidence and Economic Burden of Osteoporosis-Related Fractures in the United States, 2005-2025
Publication
J Bone Miner Res
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Burge, Russel T, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Alison B King, Daniel H Solomon, Anna Tosteson, and John B Wong
Volume & Issue
Volume 22, Issue 3
Pages
465-75
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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