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To provide a case history of the service model, commissioning, implementation and delivery of an interface secondary fracture prevention service.Fracture Prevention has been identified as key to reducing the burden on the NHS from an ageing population. The need to have a systematic process for identifying, assessing and ensuring treatment adherence is vital.Delivering the service to identify patients at risk and initiate treatment is important as is the use of a database for patient tracking and the need to ensure that patients remain on treatment to ensure maximum fracture prevention benefit, and cost savings are seen. The process for implementing a Fracture Prevention service can be challenging but identifying the components and working closely with local commissioners can provide the evidence and release the resource required.The key components of a Fracture Prevention Service should include robust case-finding, assessment, treatment initiation, patient education and monitoring.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.ijotn.2015.03.006

Type

Journal article

Journal

International journal of orthopaedic and trauma nursing

Publication Date

11/2015

Volume

19

Pages

207 - 213

Addresses

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK. Electronic address: kerri.rance@ouh.nhs.uk.

Keywords

Humans, Pilot Projects, State Medicine, Secondary Prevention, Osteoporotic Fractures, United Kingdom