The care gap in diagnosis and treatment of women with a fragility fracture

  title={The care gap in diagnosis and treatment of women with a fragility fracture},
  author={Louis Bessette and L.-G. Ste-Marie and Sonia Jean and Kenneth Shawn Davison and Mich{\`e}le Beaulieu and Mirela Baranci and Jennifer Bessant and Jacques P Brown},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
In women aged 50 years or more who experienced a fracture, 81% suffered a fragility fracture. Six to eight months after fragility fracture, 79% had either not been investigated for osteoporosis or prescribed anti-fracture therapy. Despite fragility fractures being common in this population osteoporosis is under-diagnosed and under-treated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic and treatment rates for osteoporosis six months following fragility fracture. This prospective… CONTINUE READING
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