Action Plan for the prevention of osteoporotic fractures in the European Community

@article{Compston2004ActionPF,
  title={Action Plan for the prevention of osteoporotic fractures in the European Community},
  author={Juliet Compston},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={259-262}
}
Osteoporosis and related fractures are a major health problem in the older population and impose a huge financial burden on healthcare systems. It is estimated that in Europe, 179,000 men and 611,000 women will suffer a hip fracture each year and that the cost of all osteoporotic fractures in Europe is provisionally €25 billion [1]. Unless effective preventive strategies are developed, the number and cost of osteoporotic fractures will increase at least 2-fold over the next 5 decades, mainly as… CONTINUE READING

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