Institute for Health & Ageing

Osteoporosis costing all Australians

Osteoporosis costing all Australians – A new burden of disease analysis 2012–2022

Professor Kerrie Sanders is one of the authors of Osteoporosis costing all Australians – A new burden of disease analysis 2012-2022 that was launched at Parliament House in Canberra in December 2013.

This report updates previous burden of disease analysis undertaken in 2001 and 2007 and shows that little progress is being made in preventing and managing osteoporosis in Australia. With an ageing population, it is now critical that real steps are taken to address this silent and often under-diagnosed disease affecting women and men that is costing governments and the community and comes at a great personal cost to these individuals. The new information in this report on the current and future costs of osteoporosis in Australia will aid government policy makers, funding bodies, clinicians, researchers and health care organisations in assessing the importance of reducing osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures, promoting bone health and in identifying future resource needs.

Read the Report or visit Osteoporosis Australia