Insights

This collection of case studies from across Europe showcases innovative approaches to policy change and best-practice examples of osteoporosis and fragility fracture prevention, management and care.

European stakeholders call for policy change to improve osteoporosis and fragility fracture prevention and care

European stakeholders call for policy change to improve osteoporosis and fragility fracture prevention and care

At a virtual policy round table, participants discussed how to address major policy challenges associated with osteoporosis and fragility fractures.

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Managing osteoporosis in care homes and social care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Managing osteoporosis in care homes and social care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Older people with osteoporosis who are living in care homes may be particularly affected may be particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Secondary fracture prevention and osteoporosis within the context of the WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing

Secondary fracture prevention and osteoporosis within the context of the WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing

The WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing is shining a spotlight on the importance of ensuring good health and quality of life for our ageing populations.

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Targeting retirement communities for health promotion and osteoporosis prevention

Targeting retirement communities for health promotion and osteoporosis prevention

Moving into a retirement community is a moment of transition in which people may be more receptive to advice around maintaining bone health.

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Multidisciplinary osteoporosis outpatient clinic in Guarda, Portugal

Multidisciplinary osteoporosis outpatient clinic in Guarda, Portugal

Guarda's osteoporosis clinic was established to prevent future fractures, and has used a multidisciplinary approach since 2019.

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Presenting the Network at Virtual WCO-IOF-ESCEO Congress 2020

Presenting the Network at Virtual WCO-IOF-ESCEO Congress 2020

The Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture Policy Network presented a pre-recorded symposium session at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO Congress 2020.

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Pharmacist-led clinical pathway, Belgium

Pharmacist-led clinical pathway, Belgium

A pharmacist-led clinical pathway was implemented to ensure people with fragility fractures received appropriate testing and treatment.

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Osteoporosis course, Finland

Osteoporosis course, Finland

Suomen Luustoliitto (Finnish Osteoporosis Association) trains health and social care professionals to deliver osteoporosis rehabilitation courses.

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Fracture liaison service, France

Fracture liaison service, France

This fracture liaison service (FLS) is successfully identifying fracture patients and supporting them, with the aim of preventing subsequent fractures

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Healthy Kinzigtal, Germany

Healthy Kinzigtal, Germany

Healthy Kinzigtal is a comprehensive population-based integrated programme that aims to improve the experience of care for people with chronic disease

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Tread Safely (Trittsicher), Germany

Tread Safely (Trittsicher), Germany

Tread Safely was developed to improve bone health and mobility of older people in rural areas.

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Orthogeriatric service in Limerick, Ireland

Orthogeriatric service in Limerick, Ireland

Limerick's orthogeriatric service supported hip fracture patients in hospital and facilitated access to essential post-fracture care.

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