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Prevention of fragility fractures in older people has become a public health priority, although the most appropriate and cost-effective strategy remains unclear. In the present statement, the Interest Group on Falls and Fracture Prevention of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), in collaboration with the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics for the European Region (IAGG-ER), the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS), the International Osteoporosis Foundation - European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, outlines its views on the main points in the current debate in relation to the primary and secondary prevention of falls, the diagnosis and treatment of bone fragility, and the place of combined falls and fracture liaison services for fracture prevention in older people.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s12603-016-0741-y

Type

Journal article

Journal

The journal of nutrition, health & aging

Publication Date

01/2016

Volume

20

Pages

647 - 652

Addresses

H. Blain, Pôle de Gériatrie, Centre Antonin-Balmes, CHU de Montpellier, 39, avenue Charles-Flahault, 34395 Montpellier Cedex 5, France.Tel: +33 4 67 33 99 57. E-mail address: h-blain@chu-montpellier.fr.

Keywords

EUGMS Falls and Fracture Interest Group, European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO), Osteoporosis Research and Information Group (GRIO), and International osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), Humans, Osteoporosis, Geriatrics, Accidental Falls, European Union, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Fractures, Bone