Rush Fracture Liaison Service for capturing “missed opportunities” to treat osteoporosis in patients with fragility fractures

We report the results of the first 12 months of operation in patients admitted to the hospital.ResultsFirst acute fragility fracture(s) were identified in 36% (80/223), only historical fragility fracture(s) in 28% (63/223) and both acute and historical fragility fracture(s) in 36% (80/223). The cumulative subgroup with historical fragility fractures with/without new fractures included 67% (96/143) without a previous diagnosis of osteoporosis. First acute fragility fracture group included 83.8% (67/80) without a previous diagnosis of osteoporosis. Rush FLS “captured missed opportunities” in 73.1% (163/223) of previously undiagnosed and 77.1% (172/223) of previously untreated osteoporosis patients. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) prior to FLS consult was confirmed in 30% (67/223). Vitamin D deficiency (25-hydroxy vitamin D
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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