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133348 - Are You Doing Your Best for Osteoporosis Patients? Optimising Osteoporosis Management and Facilitating Medication Adherence

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Cat 2 program for 2 hours looking at Optimising Osteoporosis Management and Facilitating Medication Adherence

Relevance to General Practice

Osteoporosis is a disease which is characterised both by low bone mineral density (BMD) and a breakdown of bone tissue. Individuals with an osteoporotic fracture have a two-to-four times increased risk of developing further fractures and approximately a two-to-three times increased risk of premature death. 
Osteoporosis Australia reported that in 2012 approximately 4.74 million Australians over the age of 50 years had poor bone health, including more than one million people with osteoporosis (OP). Due to the prevalence of OP, GPs are at the frontline of diagnosis and ongoing management. Timely diagnosis and optimal management of OP has been shown to prevent subsequent fractures by up to 20%, 50% and 70% in people with non-vertebral, hip and vertebral fractures respectively. 

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the risks of poor adherence to osteoporosis treatments and communicate these risks to patients.
  • Review the issues underlying patient behaviours and attitudes towards osteoporosis treatment, particularly factors that lead to treatment cessation.
  • Improve recall, reassessment and management of patients who have poor adherence and persistence with osteoporosis treatment.
  • Delivery
    Title
    133348 - Are You Doing Your Best for Osteoporosis Patients? Optimising Osteoporosis Management and Facilitating Medication Adherence
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    2 hours
    Start Date
    25-May-2018
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD
    2 hours
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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