Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
5.7 hospitalizations for hip fractures per 1,000 adults (2015) *

Target:
4.6 per 1,000 *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

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.

Reduce hip fractures among older adults

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

Summary

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.