New international best practice guidelines for secondary fractures

Source:  Osteoporosis International 2013, 16 April [epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication:  April 2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Effective fracture liaison service systems are the best way to identify and manage people at high risk of secondary fractures. These systems will play a critical role in reducing the enormous human and health-economic costs of fractures with an aging population.  There are 13 best practice standards.  Fracture liaison services have been shown to close the gap in secondary fracture prevention care, ensuring that fragility fracture sufferers receive appropriate assessment and intervention to reduce future fracture risk.

Length of publication:  18 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:  Healio.com

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