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An analysis of the utilisation and expenditure of medicines dispensed for the prophylaxis and treatment of osteoporosis

Creator:

National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics

Topic: Chronic Conditions
Type: Report
Region: International (other)
Description:

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration with a resulting increase in bone fragility and therefore increased risk of fracture[1]. It occurs predominantly in postmenopausal women and in patients who are taking long-term oral corticosteroids (glucocorticosteroids)[2]. Other factors which increase the risk of developing osteoporosis are low body weight, cigarette smoking, excess alcohol intake, lack of physical activity, family history of osteoporosis and early menopause.

Date:

03/12/2008

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics. (2008) An analysis of the utilisation and expenditure of medicines dispensed for the prophylaxis and treatment of osteoporosis [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/8901 [Accessed: 21st October 2019].

  

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