Population-based Canadian hip fracture rates with international comparisons

@article{Leslie2009PopulationbasedCH,
  title={Population-based Canadian hip fracture rates with international comparisons},
  author={William D Leslie and Samuel O’Donnell and Claudia Lagac{\'e} and Peter Walsh and Christina Bancej and Sonia Jean and Kerry Siminoski and Stephanie A Kaiser and David L. Kendler and Susan B Jaglal},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={1317-1322}
}
We identified hospitalizations throughout Canada during 2000–2005 in which the most responsible diagnosis was a proximal femoral fracture. Use of the US fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) would be inappropriate for Canada as it would overestimate fracture risk in Canadian women and older men. It is recommended that the WHO fracture risk assessment tool… CONTINUE READING