Economic burden of privately insured non-vertebral fracture patients with osteoporosis over a 2-year period in the US

  • Pike C
  • Birnbaum H
  • Schiller M
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Abstract

This study assesses the costs of non-vertebral osteoporosis-related fractures patients compared with osteoporosis patients without fractures, focusing on the second year following a fracture. Since fracture patients remained more costly in the second year, their economic burden extends beyond the year in which the fracture occurs.

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  • Burden of illness
  • Economics
  • Fracture
  • Non-vertebral
  • Osteoporosis
  • Two-year outcomes

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Authors

  • C. Pike

  • H. G. Birnbaum

  • M. Schiller

  • E. Swallow

  • R. T. Burge

  • E. T. Edgell

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