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Bone fractures 'costing Australia billions'

A failure to prevent fractures as a result of poor bone health is costing the nation billions of dollars each year, according to a new report.

Analysis released by Osteoporosis Australia estimates the brittle bones of Australians aged 50 and over is expected to cost $3.1 billion in 2017, this will climb to $21.9 billion by 2022.

Osteoporosis Australia Medical Director Professor Peter Ebeling AO says hospitals are becoming 'revolving doors' for fracture patients because of a failure to detect or test for osteoporosis.

'Four-out-of-five Australians treated for an osteoporotic fracture are not tested for osteoporosis, and therefore, are not offered treatment for osteoporosis,' said Professor Ebeling.

There is a significant gap in osteoporosis care, he says, and greater awareness is needed to reduce the burden.

Osteoporosis is a disease that leads to reduced bone strength through a loss of density and quality, weakening the skeleton.

It affects 1.2 million Australians and is estimated to result in a bone being broken every 3.3 minutes.