The burden of hospitalised fractures in Sweden.
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2005

The aim of this study was to characterise the hospital burden of fractures in the Swedish population by age and gender. The number of patients and number of fractures were documented according to site of fracture, age, sex and duration of hospital stay for the whole population of Sweden in 1996. Fractures were additionally classified as osteoporotic according to fracture site. In 1996 there were 54,000 admissions for fracture in men and women aged 50 years or more, accounting for 600,000 hospital-bed days. Hip fractures accounted for 63% of admissions for fracture in men and 72% in women, for 69% and 73% of hospital-bed days, respectively. Fractures considered to be osteoporotic accounted for 84% of all hospital-bed days due to fracture in men, and 93% in women. More hospital-bed days were due to osteoporotic fracture than to breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. The number of hospital-bed days due to osteoporotic fracture was between the amount due to ischaemic heart disease and the amount due to stroke.

Sweden

economics

Spinal Fractures

epidemiology

epidemiology

Middle Aged

Aged

epidemiology

Female

etiology

etiology

Pelvis

Sex Distribution

complications

80 and over

Forearm Injuries

epidemiology

Bone

Male

Cost of Illness

Hip Fractures

etiology

Length of Stay

Fractures

epidemiology

etiology

Incidence

Humans

Osteoporosis

epidemiology

Age Distribution

Hospitalization

Aged

injuries

Författare

O Johnell

J A Kanis

B Jonsson

Anders Odén

Göteborgs universitet

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, matematisk statistik

Helena Johansson

Göteborgs universitet

C De Laet

Osteoporosis International

0937-941X (ISSN) 1433-2965 (eISSN)

Vol. 16 222-8

Ämneskategorier

Endokrinologi och diabetes

Fysiologi

DOI

10.1007/s00198-004-1686-2

PubMed

15232678