Postfracture care improves with notification system

Source:  CMAJ 2011, 19 Dec [epub ahead of print] 

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Date of publication: 19 December 2011

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: A large randomised control trial of patients who have already suffered an osteoporosis-related fracture was conducted in Canada.  The results showed that better after care resulted when primary care doctors were notified of the fracture.  However, although notification improves care, more strategies need to be developed and tested to further reduce recurrent fractures.

Length of publication: 7 pages

Some important notes:    Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  OrthoSuperSite

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