Table 5-6Costs Per Month Per Patient, Before and After Hip Fracture, Adjusted for Death and Excluding the Cost of the Initial Hospitalization

($/month/patient)
Before fractureAfter fracture
Previous 6 monthsFirst 6 months
Other hospitalizations2551015
Nursing home stays6864
Rehabilitation4681
Physician visits24103
Nurse/aide visits1077
Home aide services133445
Physical therapy858
Durable equipment11111
Meals-on-wheels49
Arranging services15
Transportation1743
Emotional support27132
Informal care12442517
Total per month17446060

From: 5, The Burden of Bone Disease

Cover of Bone Health and Osteoporosis
Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General.
Office of the Surgeon General (US).
Rockville (MD): Office of the Surgeon General (US); 2004.

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