The burden of osteoporosis in Turkey: a scorecard and economic model

Aziziyeh R., Garcia Perlaza J., Saleem N., KİRAZLI Y., AKALIN E., McTavish R. K., ...More

ARCHIVES OF OSTEOPOROSIS, vol.15, no.1, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11657-020-00801-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Osteoporosis, Bone fractures, Cost of illness, Scorecard, Turkey, HIP FRACTURE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The burden of osteoporosis in Turkey is not well characterized. Our results indicate that osteoporosis is undertreated in Turkey with 1.35 million fractures predicted to occur from 2019 to 2023 at an associated cost of 2.42 billion USD. Interventions are needed to close the treatment gap and minimize the economic burden.