The Epidemic of Hip Fractures: Are We on the Right Track?

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BACKGROUND Hip fractures are a public health problem, leading to hospitalization, long-term rehabilitation, reduced quality of life, large healthcare expenses, and a high 1-year mortality. Especially older adults are at greater risk of fractures than the general population, due to the combination of an increased fall risk and osteoporosis. The aim of this… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0022227

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