Improving Bone Health and Fracture Prevention “a population based approach across the North East and North Cumbria”

Approximately 65,000 hip fractures occur in the UK each year; with an annual cost of about £2 billion (this includes medical and social care). In 2012, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued guidelines on the assessment of risk of fragility fracture (NICE CG146) recommending “opportunistic case finding” and the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QoF) for primary care in England and Wales to support the identification and treatment of fragility fracture. However, while fracture risk assessment and “secondary” prevention treatment of fragility fracture are now recommended in general practice, targeted treatment of other patients at risk is not. This programme aims to target those ‘other patients at risk’ across the North East and North Cumbria.

Bone Health and Fracture Prevention – Case Study

(Uploaded 5th October 2016)

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