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Hip fracture raises the risk of mortality by 2.8 to 4 times during the first 3 months after the fracture.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A report of the surgeon general. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General; 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK45513/

Reference

Title
Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A report of the surgeon general
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General
Publication Date
2004
Authors
United States Department of Health and Human Services
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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