Arch Osteoporos (2017) 12: 49 DOI 10.1007/s11657-017-0346-z SHORT COMMUNICATION Secondary fracture prevention in hip fracture patients requires cooperation from general practitioners 1,2 3 1 1 2 Jan Vaculík & Jan J. Stepan & Pavel Dungl & Marek Majerníček & Alexander Čelko & Valér Džupa Received: 31 October 2016 /Accepted: 4 May 2017 /Published online: 18 May 2017 International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation 2017 Abstract patients 5.3 ± 1.2 months of discharge. Those patients who did Summary Despite individual recommendations on osteoporo- not return the questionnaires were contacted by phone. sis management in patients after hip fracture surgery, ad- Results The questionnaires were received from 44% and 49% dressed by orthopedic surgeons to Czech general practitioners, of patients from the general and detailed recommendation the patients remained undiagnosed and untreated because of groups, respectively. Along with the phone call, we were able provider-level barriers to post-fracture secondary prevention. to contact 78 (70.3%) and 68 (70.8%) patients from the gen- Purpose The goal of the study was to assess whether an indi- eral and detailed recommendation groups, respectively. GPs vidual recommendation on osteoporosis treatment addressed secured osteoporosis evaluation in 14.6% of the patients. to a hip fracture patient’s GP
Archives of Osteoporosis – Springer Journals
Published: May 18, 2017
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