Hospitalisations for fracture and associated costs between 2000 and 2009 in Ireland: a trend analysis

@article{McGowan2012HospitalisationsFF,
  title={Hospitalisations for fracture and associated costs between 2000 and 2009 in Ireland: a trend analysis},
  author={Bernie McGowan and Miriam Catherine Casey and Carmel Silke and Barbara Whelan and Kathleen Bennett},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={849-857}
}
In Ireland, the absolute numbers of hospitalisations for all osteoporotic-type fractures including hip fractures increased between 2000 and 2009 along with the mean length of stay. The cost of hospitalisations for these fractures also increased between 2003 and 2008. The purposes of the study were to carry out a trend analyses of the total number of osteoporotic-type fractures in males and females aged 50 years and over in Ireland between 2000 and 2009 and to project the number of osteoporotic… CONTINUE READING