Health care utilization and expenditures in the United States: a study of osteoporosis-related fractures

@article{Orsini2004HealthCU,
  title={Health care utilization and expenditures in the United States: a study of osteoporosis-related fractures},
  author={Lucinda Strycker Orsini and Matthew D. Rousculp and Stacey R. Long and Shaohung Wang},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={359-371}
}
Background: More than 1.5 million fractures occur due to osteoporosis each year. This study examines the annual health care utilization and associated expenditures of osteoporotic patients who sustain a new fragility fracture and of those without a new fracture. Methods and procedures: The study sample from commercial claims databases consisted of patients enrolled in US plans between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 2001. Patients with both an osteoporosis diagnosis and a related fracture… CONTINUE READING

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