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Project ImPACT: Osteoporosis

About the Issue

"Osteoporosis is the most common of the bone diseases, affecting more than 10 million Americans."

About the Issue

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by compromised bone mass quality and increasing bone fragility. It is the most common of the bone diseases, affecting more than 10 million Americans. An additional 34 million Americans are at increased risk for osteoporosis because of low bone mass. Approximately 1.5 million osteoporotic fractures occur in this country annually, accounting for an estimated $13.8 billion in direct medical expenditures. The number of fractures and associated costs could more than triple by 2040.4Osteoporosis affects women more often than men, with women comprising 80% of affected patients. It is preventable and treatable, but early identification of at-risk patients is very important.

View the buttons below to learn more about how Project ImPACT: Osteoporosis addressed this issue or read the full manuscript published in JAPhA.