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In 2006, injurious osteoporosis hospital stays averaged $900 more in hospital costs than all stays noting an osteoporosis diagnosis ($9,600 versus $8,700) and had a longer length of stay (5.5 days versus 5.2 days).

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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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