If you have recently broken a bone, you have come to the right place! Understand the pain that you are experiencing and the stages of healing that you will go through.
The total cost of osteoporosis in Canada was $2.3 billion in 2010. This is not surprising given that the 30,000 Canadians who experience a hip fracture each year spend an average of 23 days in hospital and rehabilitation centres at an average acute care cost of $20,000 per patient. Nearly a quarter of these end up in long-term care facilities leading to $600 million in annual costs with additional costs attributable to the 170,000 other fragility fractures per year of the spine, wrist, shoulder, pelvis and other bones. Fracture Liaison Services are proven to close the care gap and reduce costs.
Osteoporosis Canada’s latest Annual Report “Stop at One” is now available. This report highlights the organization’s significant achievements over the past year towards the vision of a Canada without osteoporotic fractures.