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Osteoporosis accounts for close to 14% of all nursing home days.

Hoerger, Thomas J., Kristen Downs, Mark Lakshmanan, Richard Lindrooth, Leo Plouffe, Brett Wendling, Suzanne West, and Robert Oshfeldt. Healthcare Use Among U.S. Women Aged 45 and Older: Total costs and costs selected postmenopausal health risks. J Womens Health Gend Based Med. 1999; 8(8): 1077-89. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10565666

Reference

Title
Healthcare Use Among U.S. Women Aged 45 and Older: Total costs and costs selected postmenopausal health risks
Publication
J Womens Health Gend Based Med
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Hoerger, Thomas J., Kristen Downs, Mark Lakshmanan, Richard Lindrooth, Leo Plouffe, Brett Wendling, Suzanne West, and Robert Oshfeldt
Volume & Issue
Volume 8, Issue 8
Pages
1077-89
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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