Compound risk of high mortality following osteoporotic fracture and re-fracture in elderly women and men
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 04/25/2013Bliuc D et al.
This study examined the long–term cumulative incidence of subsequent fracture and total mortality with mortality calculated as a compound risk and separated according to initial and re–fracture. Re–fractures contribute substantially to overall mortality associated with fracture. The majority of the mortality and re–fractures occurred in the first 5 years following the initial fracture. However, excess mortality was observed for up to 10 years post fracture, predominantly related to that following re–fracture.
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