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Utilization of Osteoporosis-Related Health Services: Use of Data from the Korean National Health Insurance Database 2008-2012.

Authors
  • Yu, Tae Yang1
  • Cho, Hyemin2
  • Kim, Tae Young3
  • Ha, Yong Chan4
  • Jang, Sunmee2
  • Kim, Ha Young5
  • 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 2 College of Pharmacy and Gachon Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 3 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hallym University School of Medicine, Anyang, Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 4 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 5 Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University Sanbon Hospital, Gunpo, Korea. [email protected] , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Korean medical science
Publication Date
Jan 15, 2018
Volume
33
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3346/jkms.2018.33.e20
PMID: 29215807
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

This study demonstrated an increasing trend in the utilization of the osteoporosis-related health services from 2008 to 2012 in Korea. The proportion of newly diagnosed osteoporosis patients and the prevalence of access to medical services increased more in men than in women. Therefore, an increasing need for prevention and treatment of male osteoporosis was observed. The osteoporosis treatment rate was lower than that for other chronic diseases; more efforts are needed to improve awareness regarding osteoporosis treatment.

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