Correlations of nursing home characteristics with prescription of osteoporosis medications.

@article{Parikh2011CorrelationsON,
  title={Correlations of nursing home characteristics with prescription of osteoporosis medications.},
  author={Seema Parikh and M. Alan Brookhart and Margaret R. Stedman and Jerry Avorn and Helen Mogun and Daniel H. Solomon},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={
          1164-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis is highly prevalent in the nursing home (NH) populations but medications that increase bone mineral density are used infrequently. Prior research finds few patient characteristics predict treatment. NH characteristics have been associated with prescription of some medications. We examined associations of NH-level characteristics with osteoporosis treatment in elderly patients admitted to a NH after a fracture. METHOD We conducted a cohort study of patients with hip… CONTINUE READING

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