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New osteoporotic fractures, mobidity, and mortality
Over 40% of Medicare FFS beneficiaries with a new osteoporotic fracture were hospitalized within a week after their fracture and nearly 20% died within 12 months following a new osteoporotic… [ Get More Details ]
1 in 2 women, and 1 in 4 men, over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime.
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50% of Repeat Osteoporotic Fractures Could be Avoided