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Table 2 Overview of direct unit costs in € by cost category and fracture type

From: Expected lifetime numbers and costs of fractures in postmenopausal women with and without osteoporosis in Germany: a discrete event simulation model

Cost category* Hip Other femur Clinical vertebral Humerus Pelvis Wrist
Hospital treatment (plus outpatient aftercare costs) 8,554 8,395 6,324 5,764 5,005 3,794
Rehabilitation (if required after hospitalization) 2,187 2,187 2,092 2,337 2,177 2,337
Outpatient costs (if no hospitalization required) n. a. n. a. 1,614 835 963 835
Professional home care (age > 65, not in NH) 2,174 2,174 2,212 937 2,174 525
Informal home care (age > 65, not in NH) 2,361 2,361 2,016 2,961 2,361 581
Yearly long term care cost (age > 65, in NH) 25,759 25,759 25,759 25,759 25,759 25,759
  1. *A detailed description of all references and calculations can be found in the electronic supplementary material (see Additional file 1: B.1.a-f).