Silver Book Fact

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%) and slightly more likely to be discharged to home health care (14.5% versus 11.0%) than the average patient.

Russo C, Holmquist L, Elixhauser A. 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, Holmquist L, Elixhauser A
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Hip fractures account for 72% of total costs related to osteoporosis related fractures.  
  • Over the next 20 years, the non-White population will comprise a growing proportion of the costs of osteoporosis-related fractures, increasing from $1.9 billion (12% of total costs) in 2005, to…  
  • Characteristics of hospitalizations citing an osteoporosis diagnosis compared to hospitalizations for all conditions, 2006  
  • Two or more vertebral fractures increase risk of a subsequent vertebral fracture by 12-fold.  
  • Americans at risk for osteoporosis
    54 million Americans age 50 and over either already have or are at risk of osteoporosis.