In Australia, 'bone failure' affects 2.2 million people, men and women. Someone is admitted to a hospital with a fracture caused by weak bones every 5-6 minutes, averaging 262 hospitalisations each day.
Access Economics has estimated the total cost, which includes factors such as carers and lost income, to be $7 billion per year, i.e. $20 million every day. Even so, follow up treatment of this serious condition is inadequate, with around 80% of women and 90% of men who have a fracture not receiving treatment to reduce their risk of further fracture.
Professor Eisman clarified some important questions in his interview. The interview has been broken up into 6 segments as follows: