Meeting international standards of secondary fracture prevention: a survey on Fracture Liaison Services in the Netherlands

@article{Berg2015MeetingIS,
  title={Meeting international standards of secondary fracture prevention: a survey on Fracture Liaison Services in the Netherlands},
  author={Polly van den Berg and Dave H. Schweitzer and P. M. M. van Haard and Joop P. W. van den Bergh and Piet P. Geusens},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2015},
  volume={26},
  pages={2257-2263}
}
The Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) is advocated to be effective for the prevention of secondary fractures, but implementation is variable. A questionnaire based on the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Capture the Fracture® FLS standards was used in the current study. The results showed high compliancy with the IOF standards in the Dutch responding hospitals. The FLS is advocated for the prevention of secondary fractures, but its implementation varies between hospitals and countries… CONTINUE READING