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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 fracture.

Medicare cost of osteopathic fractures. Milliman Research Report Web site. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c0860aff793924efe2230f3/t/5d76b949deb7e9086ee3d7dd/1568061771769/Medicare+Cost+of+Osteoporotic+Fractures+20190827.pdf. Published August 2019. Accessed October 9, 2019

Reference

Title
Medicare cost of osteopathic fractures
Publication
Milliman Research Report
Publication Date
Published August 2019
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden
  • Life Expectancy

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