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Osteoporosis as a candidate for disease management: Epidemiological and cost-of-illness considerations

Abstract:

Osteoporosis constitutes a major public health problem through its association with fractures at several skeletal sites, most notably the hip, wrist and vertebra. The lifetime risk of hip fracture in White women and men in the UK from age 50 years is 14% and 3%, respectively. These fractures account for considerable mortality, morbidity and healthcare expenditure. Methods of measuring bone density provide useful clinical tools for the assessment of future fracture risk, and a number of preven...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
Disease Management and Health Outcomes
Volume:
3
Issue:
5
Pages:
207-214
Publication date:
1998
DOI:
ISSN:
1173-8790
URN:
uuid:575efd8f-1d98-4e35-83f9-71cfb3e092a8
Source identifiers:
127010
Local pid:
pubs:127010
Language:
English

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