Robert Gagel, MD
Robert Gagel, MD, is chair of the Board at the National Osteoporosis Foundation. He is a professor of medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center and an adjunct professor in the Departments of Medicine and Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, both in Houston, Texas.
November 01, 2019
The cost and care implications of osteoporosis are expected to grow substantially as the baby boomers age. A study published this year found the total annual cost of providing care for osteoporotic fractures among Medicare beneficiaries, including direct medical costs as well as indirect societal costs related to productivity losses and informal caregiving, would rise from $57 billion in 2018 to $95 billion in 2040 unless strategies are implemented to prevent fractures.