Importance of Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures

@article{Tucci2006ImportanceOE,
  title={Importance of Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures},
  author={Joseph R. Tucci},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 7 Suppl},
  pages={S181-90}
}
Osteoporosis affects about 10 million individuals in the United States, a number that is expected to increase substantially in coming decades as the elderly population burgeons. The chief debilitating consequence of osteoporosis, fracture, will affect about half the women and a third of the men in their lifetime, posing a daunting challenge to managed healthcare systems in terms of delivering optimal care and restraining cost. By encouraging optimal postfracture follow-up care and identifying… CONTINUE READING

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