What predicts initiation of osteoporosis treatment after fractures: education organisation or patients' characteristics?

@article{Semerano2011WhatPI,
  title={What predicts initiation of osteoporosis treatment after fractures: education organisation or patients' characteristics?},
  author={Luca Semerano and Xavier Guillot and Maurizio Rossini and Evelyne Avice and Thierry B{\'e}gu{\'e} and Mathias Wargon and M D Boissier and Nathalie Saidenberg-Kermanac'h},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={89-92}
}
OBJECTIVES Fracture events due to osteoporosis (OP) are a major health burden in an ageing population. Their diagnosis and treatment provides the opportunity to prevent further fractures. However, the identification and treatment of underlying OP is often unsatisfactory. This longitudinal observational study, attempts to understand the barriers hindering OP treatment initiation in patients entering our hospital for fragility fracture. METHODS 349 patients with fragility fracture underwent OP… CONTINUE READING