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A champion-driven pathway towards quality improvement in the medical management of osteoporotic fractures

Tim Yu-Ting Lu, Jennifer A Pink, Lauren E Whitten, Catherine L Hill, Robert J Adams and Catherine Gibb
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (6): 341-342.
Published online: 18 September 2006

To the Editor: The Australian Fracture Prevention Summit held in 2002 recognised osteoporosis as a major public health issue. Despite this, several Australian studies have found that a majority of patients with osteoporosis-related fractures do not receive appropriate evaluation and treatment as recommended by the clinical guidelines.1-4

  • Tim Yu-Ting Lu
  • Jennifer A Pink
  • Lauren E Whitten
  • Catherine L Hill
  • Robert J Adams
  • Catherine Gibb

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA.

Correspondence: mugzy@ozemail.com.au

Acknowledgements: 

We would like to thank Mr C Butcher, Head of the Orthopaedic Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, for his ongoing support of this program. We are grateful for the medication provided by Aventis Pharma.

Competing interests:

Aventis Pharma provided risedronate for the research.

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