The national cost of acute care of hip fractures associated with osteoporosis

R. A. Owen, L. J. Melton, J. C. Gallagher, R. L. Riggs

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Abstract

During 1976, the median cost of the direct medical care for a fracture of the proximal femur related to osteoporosis in Rochester, Minnesota, was $5,644. Age and sex-specific incidences for this fracture were determined for a 10-year period in the same population. When these data are applied to the United States population, it can be estimated that osteoporosis leads to over 150,000 hip fractures annually, with a short-term direct cost in excess of one billion dollars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-176
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
VolumeNO. 150
StatePublished - 1980

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Owen, R. A., Melton, L. J., Gallagher, J. C., & Riggs, R. L. (1980). The national cost of acute care of hip fractures associated with osteoporosis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, NO. 150, 172-176.