The policy response
There are five key building blocks to support an effective policy response for osteoporosis and fragility fractures. Read below to learn more.
Building a system that works
Integrated prevention, comprehensive registries and sufficient reimbursement are the cornerstones of an appropriate policy response to the challenge of osteoporosis and fragility fractures.
Catching it early
Early identification and management of osteoporosis in primary care offers the greatest opportunity to prevent fragility fractures.
Getting people back on track
Best-practice care in hospitals is fundamental to enable people to recover with positive outcomes following a fragility fracture and prevent subsequent fractures.
Supporting quality of life as part of healthy and active ageing
Comprehensive risk assessments can reduce the risk of falls, minimise fragility fractures and prolong quality of life in older populations.
Engaging patients and public
Wider awareness and understanding of osteoporosis and fragility fractures would empower people to recognise risk factors and manage their own bone health.