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Medicare cost of osteoporotic fractures

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    • 2.3 million osteoporotic bone fractures were suffered by Medicare beneficiaries in 2015
      2.3 million osteoporotic bone fractures were suffered by Medicare beneficiaries in 2015.  
    • Osteoporosis prevalence among Mexican American, Non-Hispanic White, and women >80 years old
      Osteoporosis is most common among: Mexican American women (20.4%) Non-Hispanic white women (15.8%) and women aged 80 and older (34.9%).  
    • Tools to Prevent Secondary Osteoporosis Fractures are Not Being Used
       
    • Secondary Osteoporosis Fractures are Costly
       
    • Preventing Secondary Osteoporotic Fractures Yields Big Medicare Savings
       
    • 50% of Repeat Osteoporotic Fractures Could be Avoided
       
    • Low bone mass affects 43.9% of adults aged 50 and older.