New Report on Burden of Osteoporosis Highlights Huge and Growing Economic and Human Toll of the Disease

A new report released today by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) finds that despite the existence of proven preventive measures, approximately 2 million Americans on Medicare suffered 2.3 million osteoporosis-related bone fractures in 2015. These totals mean osteoporotic fractures are responsible for more hospitalizations than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer combined.

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Chris Dockter
New Report Highlights Patient Perception of Value in Treatment of Osteoporosis and Bone Fragility

A new report released today by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the nation’s leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, found that the vast majority of patients, including those at highest risk of a osteoporotic/fragility fracture (i.e., those who have experienced a previous fracture after age 50), remain untreated. The study found that these high-risk patients remain untreated despite knowing of their increased fracture risk, having concerns that a fracture could severely limit quality of life, and being aware of their treatment options.

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Chris Dockter
NBHPI Forms Coalition to Strengthen Bone Health

The Coalition to Strengthen Bone Health, brings together the voices and strengths of aging, family caregiver, women’s health and bone health advocates to raise awareness about the importance of bone health and the impact of osteoporosis and bone fractures on families and taxpayers and help advance evidence-based policy solutions to improve bone health.

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Jacqueline Bell
NOF Engages Milliman to Analyze the Cost of Osteoporosis

As we work in this value-based economy, we need strong economic models that show the financial impact of osteoporosis on patients, healthcare systems, and the government (many of our patients are on Medicare or are dual eligibles on Medicare and Medicaid).  When we began this work, we knew we needed a partner with technical expertise who was also objective and trusted. 

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Jacqueline Bell