Secondary prevention of vertebral fractures in a large New Zealand District Health Board.

@article{Bloomfield2011SecondaryPO,
  title={Secondary prevention of vertebral fractures in a large New Zealand District Health Board.},
  author={Katherine Bloomfield and Joe Singh},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={124 1345},
  pages={26-33}
}
INTRODUCTION International data suggests osteoporotic vertebral fractures are undertreated. The aim of this audit was to identify treatment gaps in patients with known vertebral fractures at Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB). METHODS Retrospective review of patients admitted to WDHB from July 2006 to June 2007. Inclusion criteria were age over 65 years, admission to any service with a primary or secondary diagnosis of vertebral fracture. Exclusion criteria were fractures related to… CONTINUE READING

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