Epidemiology of falls and osteoporotic fractures: a systematic review

  title={Epidemiology of falls and osteoporotic fractures: a systematic review},
  author={Alan R Morrison and Tao Fan and Shuvayu Sankar Sen and Lauren Weisenfluh},
  booktitle={ClinicoEconomics and outcomes research : CEOR},
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Fractures in elderly populations result from the combination of falls and osteoporosis. We report a systematic review of studies indexed in PubMed reporting annual rates of low-trauma falls and associated osteoporotic fractures among older community-dwelling people (age ≥ 50 years). An osteoporotic fracture was defined as either a fracture resulting from a low-impact fall in subjects with clinical osteoporosis, a fall resulting in an investigator-defined osteoporotic… CONTINUE READING