Silver Book Fact

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 and pelvis were the most frequently occuring injuries among these patients.

Russo, C. Allison, Laurel Holmquist, Anne Elixhauser. U.S. Hospitalizations Involving Osteoporosis and Injury, 2006. H-Cup Statistical Brief. 2009; 76. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb76.pdf

Reference

Title
U.S. Hospitalizations Involving Osteoporosis and Injury, 2006
Publication
H-Cup Statistical Brief
Publisher
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Russo, C. Allison, Laurel Holmquist, Anne Elixhauser
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Around 1 in 5 people who experience a hip fracture die within a year.  
  • The rate of hospitalizations citing an osteoporosis diagnosis and an injury increased 55% between 1995 and 2006  
  • Relatively healthy hip fracture patients report a 52% reduction in QALY (Quality Adjusted Life Year) in the first 12 months, and a 21% reduction in the first 2 years.  
  • Half of people who fracture a hip will never be able to walk again without assistance.  
  • Patients hospitalized with osteoporosis and injury were 4 times as likely to be discharged to a long-term care facility, such as a nursing home or rehabilitation center (56.5% versus 15.9%)…