Predicting risk of osteoporotic fracture in men and women in England and Wales: prospective derivation and validation of QFractureScores

  title={Predicting risk of osteoporotic fracture in men and women in England and Wales: prospective derivation and validation of QFractureScores},
  author={Julia Hippisley-Cox and Carol Coupland},
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate two new fracture risk algorithms (QFractureScores) for estimating the individual risk of osteoporotic fracture or hip fracture over 10 years. DESIGN Prospective open cohort study with routinely collected data from 357 general practices to develop the scores and from 178 practices to validate the scores. SETTING General practices in England and Wales. PARTICIPANTS 1 183 663 women and 1 174 232 men aged 30-85 in the derivation cohort, who contributed 7 898… CONTINUE READING
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