Osteoporosis in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Epidemiology and Associated Economic Costs

White Paper

April 5, 2018
Osteoporosis in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
Osteoporosis is a progressive systemic skeletal disease characterized by reduced bone mass hence leading to fractures. Worldwide, the prevalence of osteoporosis, and hence the incidence of related fractures, is high, especially due to aging populations. Osteoporotic fractures frequently require inpatient care, and are associated with elevated risks of morbidity, mortality, and re-hospitalization, hence incur substantial hospital and indirect costs.