Rising costs of hip fractures

Andreas Loefler and Jacqui Close
Med J Aust 2016; 205 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00517
Published online: 18 July 2016

Early, intensive intervention may complement fall prevention in reducing the personal and financial costs

The most rapidly growing age group in Australia is that of people aged 65 or more, and those over 85 years of age make up an increasing proportion of this group. While we celebrate longevity, it appears that low trauma fractures, most of which result from a fall and poor bone quality, remain a major problem, both for older people and for the health systems that care for them.

  • Andreas Loefler1
  • Jacqui Close2

  • 1 Australian Orthopaedic Association, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Neuroscience Research Australia, University of NSW, Sydney, NSW


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