On July 19, 2017, the ASBMR supported a multi-stakeholder meeting outside of Washington, DC, USA. The meeting was organized and convened by the Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP), an independent non-profit dedicated to evidence-based policy with the intent of addressing the concerns outlined in the 2016 Call to Action to Address the Crisis in the Treatment of Osteoporosis.
Through a process of analysis and deliberation, CMTP identified a series of activities intended to reduce the incidence of second fractures. These activities are summarized in the Draft Strategic Roadmap to Prevent Secondary Fractures.
ASBMR believes that the many organizations working on issues around osteoporosis and bone health can find common ground to agree on a pathway for focused attention to reduce the number of avoidable second fractures and is committed to working with a coalition of experts and stakeholders to achieve this goal.
The strategic roadmap is being provided now as a draft for stakeholder comment and further refinement. ASBMR will continue to work with all willing partners, including patient and consumer groups, primary care clinicians, and other interested experts and stakeholders, to reach consensus on specific activities that are most likely to decrease the number of preventable second fractures. While this roadmap is applicable to a treatment gap that exists globally, many of the recommended actions are designed for implementation in the US. The proposed actions are intended to complement other efforts to improve bone health.
Please email your comments on the strategic roadmap to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 22, 2017.
Strategic Roadmap to Prevent Secondary Fractures