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Secondary Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures Lacking

Key clinical point: Osteoporotic fractures contribute significant health burden and costs, and more secondary prevention is needed.

Major finding: Only 21% of individuals who had a new osteoporotic fracture underwent bone mineral density testing during the fracture episode.

Study details: A report of the economic and clinical burden of new osteoporotic fractures that occurred in 2015 in the Medicare fee-for-service population according to information from a large administrative medical claims database.

Disclosures: The National Osteoporosis Foundation commissioned the report.


Milliman Research Report, “Medicare Report of Osteoporotic Fractures,” August 2019.