Status: Baseline only


Reduce hip fractures among older adults

Baseline: 5.7 hospitalizations for hip fractures per 1,000 adults aged 65 years and over occurred in 2015 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

The baseline for this objective comes from CMS Medicare administrative data. It serves as a proxy until more recent Linked CMS Medicare/NHIS data become available.

Target: 4.6 hospitalizations for hip fractures per 1,000 adults

Target Setting Method
The data source for this objective is provisional and will be updated to Linked CMS Medicare/NHIS at a later time.


Hip fractures caused by osteoporosis can lead to serious health problems, and most of these fractures require hospitalization and surgery. Having a hip fracture can also increase the chance of a second fracture. Evidence has shown that osteoporosis screening is important for preventing hip fractures in women — and tracking the number of hip fractures can help determine if prevention efforts are working.