New Data Published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings Showed that the Burden of Hospitalization for Osteoporotic Fracture in Women over Age 55 is Substantial

This US study that reports contemporary national estimates found that the hospitalization burden of osteoporotic fractures, as estimated by the number of hospitalizations and corresponding facility-related hospital cost, is greater than that of other serious diseases occurring in women age 55 and older such as heart attack, stroke and breast cancer.1

These results highlight the substantial benefit that could be realized by improving both primary and secondary prevention of fractures in high-risk individuals.

Learn more about these important data in the video featuring Dr. Andrea Singer, lead investigator on the study. Dr. Singer is director of Women’s Primary Care and director of Bone Densitometry and the Fracture Liaison Service at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as well as the Clinical Director for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

The study was sponsored by Amgen.

VIDEO: Watch Hospitalization Burden of Osteoporotic Fractures Among US Postmenopausal Women


  1. Singer, A et al. “Burden of Illness for Osteoporotic Fractures Compared With Other Serious Diseases Among Postmenopausal Women in the United States.” Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2014.

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