Indirect costs account for half of the total costs of an osteoporotic fracture: a prospective evaluation

@article{Eekman2013IndirectCA,
  title={Indirect costs account for half of the total costs of an osteoporotic fracture: a prospective evaluation},
  author={Danielle A. Eekman and Marieke M. ter Wee and Veerle M.H. Coup{\'e} and S. Erisek-Demirtas and Mark H. H. Kramer and Willem Frederik Lems},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={195-204}
}
SummaryData on direct and indirect costs of clinical fractures in 116 osteoporotic patients 50 years and older were prospectively collected using cost diaries. Indirect costs accounted for roughly half of the total costs, with a contribution of at least 81 % of these costs in employed patients.IntroductionThe aim of this prospective study was to gain insight into the current total costs of clinical fractures in osteoporotic patients aged 50 years and older.MethodsIn a study in the Netherlands… CONTINUE READING
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