The direct and indirect costs of the chronic management of osteoporosis: a prospective follow-up of 3440 active subjects

@article{Rabenda2005TheDA,
  title={The direct and indirect costs of the chronic management of osteoporosis: a prospective follow-up of 3440 active subjects},
  author={V{\'e}ronique Rabenda and Christelle Manette and R{\'e}gine Lemmens and Alessandro Mariani and Nicole Struvay and J. Y. L. Reginster},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={1346-1352}
}
The objective of this study was to estimate the direct and indirect costs attributable to osteoporosis (OP) from a societal and a payer’s perspective among active subjects living in Belgium and employed in the public workforce. A cohort of 3440 subjects employed by the Liege City Council was followed for 6 months. The City Council employees were invited to fill a monthly log of the data related to their utilization of health resources (contacts with health professionals, medical examinations… CONTINUE READING
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