ASBMR Task Force on Secondary Fracture Prevention Report Released; Urges Immediate Implementation of Fracture Liaison Services
Date: July 26, 2012
The ASBMR Task Force on Secondary Fracture Prevention, composed of international experts, is calling on health care providers to aggressively identify and provide care for the millions of people who have suffered their first osteoporosis-related fracture in order to prevent subsequent fractures. In an extensive review of possible solutions to prevent these so-called “secondary fractures,” the task force identified the most effective solution – a system of patient care coordination called “fracture liaison services” that research has shown to significantly improve follow-up assessment and treatment after an initial fracture occurs, thereby reducing the likelihood of additional bone breaks. The report is available online in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. To read the full press release, click here.