Direct healthcare costs for 5 years post-fracture in Canada

@article{Leslie2012DirectHC,
  title={Direct healthcare costs for 5 years post-fracture in Canada},
  author={William D Leslie and Lisa M. Lix and Gregory S. Finlayson and Colleen J. Metge and Suzanne N. Morin and Sumit Ranjan Majumdar},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={1697-1705}
}
High direct incremental healthcare costs post-fracture are seen in the first year, but total costs from a third-party healthcare payer perspective eventually fall below pre-fracture levels. We attribute this to higher mortality among fracture cases who are already the heaviest users of healthcare (“healthy survivor bias”). Economic analyses that do not account for the possibility of a long-term reduction in direct healthcare costs in the post-fracture population may systematically overestimate… CONTINUE READING