Incremental Cost of Osteoporosis-related Fractures in a Large U.S. Managed Care PopulationLead Author: Hema Viswanathan Abstract No. MO0404 (Monday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ET)
Hospitalizations of Major Osteoporotic Fractures in Switzerland between 2000 and 2007Lead Author: Kurt Lippuner, Osteoporosis Policlinic, University of Bern, Switzerland Abstract No. SU0336 (Sunday, Oct. 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET)
Economic burden of osteoporosis-related fracture hospitalizations in FranceLead Author: Milka Maravic, Departement d'Information Medicale, Hopital Leopold Bellan, France Abstract No. SU0332 Poster Presentation (Sunday, Oct. 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET)
Medication Adherence and Fracture Risk Among Patients Using Osteoporosis Medications in a Large U.S. Health PlanLead Author: Sally Wade Abstract No. SU0398 (Sunday, Oct. 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET)
Compliance with Bisphosphonate Therapy and Change in Bone Mineral Density in Clinical PracticeLead Author: Derek Weycker Abstract No. SU0397 (Sunday, Oct. 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET)About Osteoporosis: Impact and PrevalenceIn the United States (U.S.), one in two women over the age of 50 with postmenopausal osteoporosis will experience a fracture in her remaining lifetime.(1) These fractures can have severe clinical consequences.(2,3) In 2005, osteoporosis-related fractures were responsible for an estimated $19 billion in costs and by 2025 experts predict that these costs will rise to approximately $25 billion.(4,5)
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