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Relatively healthy hip fracture patients report a 52% reduction in QALY (Quality Adjusted Life Year) in the first 12 months, and a 21% reduction in the first 2 years.

Tosteson, Anna N., Sherine Gabriel, Margaret Grove, Megan Moncur, Terry Kneeland, L. Joseph Melton. Impact of Hip and Vertebral Fractures on Quality-Adjusted Life Years. Osteoporos Int. 2001; 12(12): 1042-9. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s001980170015

Reference

Title
Impact of Hip and Vertebral Fractures on Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Publication
Osteoporos Int
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Tosteson, Anna N., Sherine Gabriel, Margaret Grove, Megan Moncur, Terry Kneeland, L. Joseph Melton
Volume & Issue
Volume 12, Issue 12
Pages
1042-9
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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