Addressing the Osteoporosis Health Care Gap in British Columbia with Fracture Liaison Services

Gabby Napoleone

ABSTRACT

Fracture liaison services have been developed in parts of Canada, the United States, and other countries around the world and have proven to be a cost–effective means of managing osteoporosis and reducing recurrent fractures. Such a service has not been implemented in British Columbia. As a result, there exists a large gap in osteoporosis care. This gap costs the health care system millions of dollars, and it puts many older adults through needless pain and suffering. Recently, a knowledge translation research project has begun to assist in the development and implementation of a fracture liaison service in B.C.

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Napolene G. Addressing the Osteoporosis Health Care Gap in British Columbia with Fracture Liaison Services. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (33-35).