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135742 - OM: Breaking the osteoporosis trend

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Take a closer look at osteoporosis management in general practice by delving deeper into prevention, detection, diagnosis, pharmacological management and lifestyle interventions to support this chronic disease. 

Learn more about specific risk factors that influence treatment decisions, as well as appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological management strategies for specific patients. 

Key words: Osteoporosis, musculoskeletal health, aged care, elderly, bone health, bone

Relevance to General Practice

Osteoporosis remains significantly under-diagnosed and inadequately managed in Australia, despite evidence showing that timely diagnosis and appropriate pharmacological management reduces fracture rates.1 

Currently, less than 20% of patients presenting to healthcare services with minimal trauma fractures are investigated or treated for osteoporosis.2,3 

1. Ganda K et al. Osteoporos Int 2013; 24 (2): 393-406 
2. Elliot-Gibson V, et al. Osteoporos Int 2004;15:767–78. 
3. Eisman J et al. J Bone Miner Res 2004;19(12):1969–75.

Learning outcomes
  • Define osteoporosis and identify patient groups appropriate for early intervention strategies.
  • Update knowledge on appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for specific patient groups
  • Understand the PBS criteria for investigating and actively treating osteoporosis.
  • Provide appropriate patient education and management support patients with osteoporosis
  • Develop a systematic assessment for patients at risk of, or presenting with, osteoporosis to know how, when and to whom to refer.
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    135742 - OM: Breaking the osteoporosis trend
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