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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… [ Get More Details ]
Preventing Secondary Osteoporotic Fractures Yields Big Medicare Savings
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 ]
One study found that women age 65 and older who suffered a vertebral fracture were more than twice as likely to suffer back pain than women who hadn’t.
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