Moving from a ‘Break and Fix’ to a ‘Predict and Prevent’ Model in Women’s Bone Health Care

DOWNLOAD THE WOMEN’S BONE HEALTH FACT SHEET

Bone diseases often occur without symptoms, remaining hidden until a bone breaks. Women account for 80% of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis and experience bone loss at an earlier age than men. Given the growing aging population, the social and clinical burden of fractures is expected to rise.

Prevention, access to care, coverage of critical bone density scans and treatments, and greater education and awareness can improve bone health outcomes for women across the lifespan.

This fact sheet from SWHR reviews bone health statistics in the United States, shares risk factors, and discusses policy’s role in improving outcomes and reducing costs.

DOWNLOAD THE WOMEN’S BONE HEALTH FACT SHEET

Bone diseases often occur without symptoms, remaining hidden until a bone breaks. Women account for 80% of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis and experience bone loss at an earlier age than men. Given the growing aging population, the social and clinical burden of fractures is expected to rise.

Prevention, access to care, coverage of critical bone density scans and treatments, and greater education and awareness can improve bone health outcomes for women across the lifespan.

This fact sheet from SWHR reviews bone health statistics in the United States, shares risk factors, and discusses policy’s role in improving outcomes and reducing costs.