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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2008 Apr;90(3):213-5. doi: 10.1308/003588408X261519.

Implementation of and compliance with NICE guidelines in the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women.

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Department of Orthopaedics, St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, UK. ks_javid2000@yahoo.com

Abstract

Osteoporosis affects more than 1.2 million women in England and Wales. Hip fractures are associated with increased mortality. The total cost of treating osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women is expected to rise to pound 2.1 billion by 2010. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued guidelines for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women. The objective of this study was to review the NICE guidelines and to assess the implementation of and compliance with these guidelines in a district general hospital.

PMID:
18430335
PMCID:
PMC2430447
DOI:
10.1308/003588408X261519
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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