The impact of socioeconomic position markers on the inequality in return-to-work ability among younger patients after sustaining a frailty fracture

Denmark has an estimated 80.000 fragility fractures each year, with an expected increase of 30% towards 2034. Existing evidence has mainly focused on older patients, although fractures are severely debilitating for younger patients and costly for society. We will create a population-based cohort of Danes sustaining a frailty fracture and expect to include >100.000 patients. This study will examine the impact of socioeconomic position markers on patients’ return-to-work ability, and whether social inequality has changed over time.

The research aims to enhance understanding for healthcare providers, and policymakers, facilitating the development of supportive measures for return-to-work in younger fracture patients.