Cost-Effective Prevention of Hip Fractures
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- Ferraz-Nunes, J. Int Adv Econ Res (2005) 11: 49. doi:10.1007/s11294-004-7493-x
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The main objective of the analysis in this article is to do a health economic study of a preventive program that may influence the risk of hip fractures for people age 65 and older. The analysis of health promoting measures aimed at the prevention of hip fractures shows that there is a large potential for reducing costs and achieving significant health benefits within the older groups of the population. Prevention of hip fractures in the “best cities” seems to be cost-effective because it dominates a situation without any prevention. This implies a reduction in the total costs for society and an improvement in the quality of life and life expectancy.