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Reducing secondary bone fractures can reduce medicare spending
Reducing 5-20 percent of “secondary” bone fractures in 2015 could have reduced Medicare FFS spending by $310 million to $1.2 billion over a follow-up period that lasted up to 2 to… [ Get More Details ]
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