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2022 Dec 17

Arch Osteoporos



Osteoporotic fracture admissions compared to other major medical admissions in Irish public hospitals.


O 'Sullivan D, Silke C, Whelan B, McGowan B, O 'Sullivan M, McCabe JP, Heaney F, Armstrong C, Gsel AM, Connaughton B, Carey JJ
Arch Osteoporos. 2022 Dec 17; 18(1):12.
PMID: 36527534.


Multinational reports suggest Ireland has one of the greatest illness burdens related to osteoporosis. Hospital care represents the costliest portion of health services. We found public hospital bed days for fragility fractures in Ireland increased by 43% between 2008 and 2017 which exceeded those for other common diseases.