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The risk of death in the first few weeks after hip fracture is 10 times more than the expected death rate.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A report of the surgeon general. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General; 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK45513/

Reference

Title
Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A report of the surgeon general
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General
Publication Date
2004
Authors
United States Department of Health and Human Services
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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