Osteoporosis treatment: a missed opportunityDescription
Osteoporosis affects 1.2 million Australians. In 2012, fractures due to osteoporosis and osteopenia in Australians aged over 50 years cost $2.75 billion.
This module explains that even minor minimal trauma fractures are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Hip fractures are particularly devastating, leading to decreased quality of life, increased mortality and loss of functional independence.
- Undertake a fracture risk assessment for selecting patients who require specific anti-osteoporosis therapy, arranging treatment and investigations for osteoporosis