Osteoporosis in the European Union: Medical Management, Epidemiology and Economic Burden

This new report prepared in collaboration with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations, is the first to describe in detail the epidemiology, burden, and treatment of osteoporosis in all 27 member states of the European Union (EU27)*.

‘Osteoporosis in the European Union: Medical Management, Epidemiology and Economic Burden 2013’ shows that as Europe’s population ages, fractures due to osteoporosis will result in increasing costs, disability and premature deaths.

Approximately 3.5 million new fragility fractures occur annually in the EU. In 2010 alone, fragility fractures resulted in costs of €37 billion. The number of deaths causally related to fractures in 2010 was estimated at 43,000.

 

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Find out how European Member member states compare - see  SCOPE - ScoreCard for Osteoporosis in Europe

 

*prepared prior to July 2013 when Croatia joined the EU as the 28th member state.