Indirect costs account for half of the total costs of an osteoporotic fracture: a prospective evaluation.

TitleIndirect costs account for half of the total costs of an osteoporotic fracture: a prospective evaluation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsEekman DA, Ter Wee MM, Coupé VMH, Erisek-Demirtas S, Kramer MH, Lems WF
JournalOsteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
Date Published2013 Sep 27
Abstract

Data on direct and indirect costs of clinical fractures in 116 osteoporotic patients 50 years and older were prospectively collected using cost diaries. Indirect costs accounted for roughly half of the total costs, with a contribution of at least 81 % of these costs in employed patients.

DOI10.1007/s12011-013-9822-5
Alternate JournalOsteoporos Int