Sustainable affordability of Otago exercise in the US healthcare system: response to Liu et al.

Osteoporosis International, May 2017

T. Mori, C. J. Crandall, D. A. Ganz

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Sustainable affordability of Otago exercise in the US healthcare system: response to Liu et al.

Sustainable affordability of Otago exercise in the US healthcare system: response to Liu et al. T. Mori 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 C. J. Crandall 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 D. A. Ganz 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 0 Department of Health Services Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba , Tsukuba City, Ibaraki , Japan 1 Department of General Medical Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University , Chiba City, Chiba , Japan 2 Department of General Internal Medicine, Eastern Chiba Medical Center , Tougane City, Chiba , Japan 3 Health Unit, RAND Corporation , Santa Monica, CA , USA 4 Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles , Los Angeles, CA , USA 5 Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center and HSR&D Center for Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System , Los Angeles, CA , USA 6 Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles , Los Angeles, CA , USA Dear Editor, We thank Liu and colleagues [1] for their valuable comments on our article [2]. We agree that performing a costeffectiveness analysis of the combined strategy of oral bisphosphonate therapy and falls prevention exercise from a healthcare perspective is an important area for future work, as recommended by the Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine [3]. 1. Liu X , Villamagna AH , Yu JW ( 2017 ) Sustainable affordability of Otago exercise in the U .S. healthcare system. Osteoporos Int. doi:10. 1007/s00198-017-4055-7 2. Mori T , Crandall CJ , Ganz DA ( 2017 ) Cost-effectiveness of combined oral bisphosphonate therapy and falls prevention exercise for fracture prevention in the USA . Osteoporos Int 28 : 585 - 595 . doi:10. 1007/s00198- 016 - 3772 -7 3. Sanders GD , Neumann PJ , Basu A , Brock DW , Feeny D , Krahn M , Kuntz KM , Meltzer DO , Owens DK , Prosser LA ( 2016 ) Recommendations for conduct, methodological practices, and reporting of cost-effectiveness analyses: second panel on costeffectiveness in health and medicine . JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 316 : 1093 - 1103


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T. Mori, C. J. Crandall, D. A. Ganz. Sustainable affordability of Otago exercise in the US healthcare system: response to Liu et al., Osteoporosis International, 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s00198-017-4057-5