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As the world's population ages, the prevalence of osteoporosis and its resultant fragility fractures is set to increase dramatically. This chapter focuses on current frameworks and major initiatives related to the implementation of fracture liaison services (FLS) and orthogeriatrics services (OGS), Models of Care designed to reliably implement secondary fracture prevention measures for individuals presenting to health services with fragility fractures. The current evidence base regarding the impact and effectiveness of FLS and OGS is also considered.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.berh.2016.09.008

Type

Journal article

Journal

Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology

Publication Date

06/2016

Volume

30

Pages

536 - 558

Addresses

Synthesis Medical NZ Limited, Pukekohe, New Zealand; University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney, Australia; Osteoporosis New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand. Electronic address: paul.mitchell@synthesismedical.com.