Outcomes of a disease-management program for patients with recent osteoporotic fracture

@article{Che2005OutcomesOA,
  title={Outcomes of a disease-management program for patients with recent osteoporotic fracture},
  author={Maggie Che and Bruce Ettinger and Jersey Liang and Alice R Pressman and Jennifer I Johnston},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={847-854}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of a disease-management program designed to increase rates of bone-mineral-density (BMD) testing and initiation of osteoporosis medication among patients with a recent osteoporotic fracture. We identified 744 consecutive patients aged ≥55 years who were seen at either of 2 of 14 Kaiser Permanente medical facilities in Northern California (KPNC) after sustaining a fracture of the hip, spine, wrist, or humerus between April 2003 and May 2004… CONTINUE READING

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