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The 1-year morality after a hip fracture increases from 20% in individuals younger than 70 years, to close to 40% in those between 80 and 89.9 years old.

Miller, Paul D. Management of Osteoporosis. Adv Intern Med. 1999; 44: 175-207. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9929709

Reference

Title
Management of Osteoporosis
Publication
Adv Intern Med
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Miller, Paul D.
Pages
175-207
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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