Burden of Disease

New State and Territory Reports Released

Osteoporosis Australia has released a series of state and territory reports on 27 June 2017, highlighting the extensive costs of fractures from poor bone health. The reports show the cost impact of osteoporosis and fractures in each state for the population 50 years and over.

Professor Peter Ebeling, Medical Director Osteoporosis Australia says “There is a significant gap in osteoporosis care, and our hospitals are becoming revolving doors for fracture patients being sent home, and returning with new fractures, rather than being properly assessed and treated for osteoporosis.”

Osteoporosis costing NSW & ACT: A burden of disease analysis – 2012 to 2022

Osteoporosis costing Victoria: A burden of disease analysis – 2012 to 2022

Osteoporosis costing Queensland: A burden of disease analysis – 2012 to 2022

Osteoporosis costing Western Australia: A burden of disease analysis – 2012 to 2022

Osteoporosis costing South Australia: A burden of disease analysis – 2012 to 2022

Osteoporosis costing Tasmania: A burden of disease analysis – 2012 to 2022

Osteoporosis costing Northern Territory: A burden of disease analysis – 2012 to 2022

INFORMATION FOR MEDIA

Fractures have an immediate and significant impact on patients and their families. The following patient stories reveal this personal experience.


National Report

National Burden of Disease report released in 2013, highlights the cost and prevalence of osteoporosis in Australia.

Osteoporosis costing all Australians: A burden of disease analysis – 2012 to 2022

Report Authors: Watts JJ, Abimanyi-Ochom J, Sanders KM, Osteoporosis costing all Australians A new burden of disease analysis – 2012 to 2022 (2013)


 

Author: Osteoporosis Australia Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee
Last updated: 08/07/2017 - 13:38