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Reducing secondary bone fractures can reduce medicare spending
Reducing 5-20 percent of “secondary” bone fractures in 2015 could have reduced Medicare FFS spending by $310 million to $1.2 billion over a follow-up period that lasted up to 2 to… [ Get More Details ]
The number of women over the age of 50 and diagnosed with osteoporosis or at risk for the disease, will increase from 30 million in 2002 to more than 35… [ Get More Details ]
By 2025, annual direct costs from osteoporosis are estimated to rise to around $25.3 billion.
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New osteoporotic fractures, mobidity, and mortality
Over 40% of Medicare FFS beneficiaries with a new osteoporotic fracture were hospitalized within a week after their fracture and nearly 20% died within 12 months following a new osteoporotic… [ Get More Details ]