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The vast majority of hip fracture patients get no evaluation or treatment for the cause of their fracture: osteoporosis. Without treatment, bone quality continues to decline and additional fractures occur. Primary care providers can help close this gap in care. Focusing resources on highest risk patients and then following them to ensure receive optimal fracture prevention care. This issue of "Osteoporosis: Clinical Updates" explores the problem of repeat fractures and what healthcare providers can do to prevent them. We take a look at an emerging model of care that has shown promise: the Fracture Liaison Service, or FLS, model. Principles of the FLS model can be incorporated into a wide variety of clinical settings, and is uniquely suited for primary care practice.
Identify factors that contribute to very low compliance with standards of care in patients who have experienced fragility fracture.
Perform a clinical assessment to identify patients at risk of secondary fragility fracture.
Contribute to postfracture patient care as part of a coordinated multidisciplinary team.
Utilize technological and clinical tools to implement comprehensive fracture prevention in primary care practice.
Explain the benefits of using a fracture liaison to organize and oversee the care of post-fracture patients.
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