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Preventing Secondary Osteoporotic Fractures Yields Big Medicare Savings

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Reference

Title
Medicare cost of osteoporotic fractures
Publication
Milliman Research Report
Publication Date
2019
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden
  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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