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Osteoporos Int. 2011 Aug;22 Suppl 3:457-60. doi: 10.1007/s00198-011-1712-0. Epub 2011 Aug 17.

Fracture prevention in Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

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Department of Orthopedics, Kaiser Permanente, 9353 E Imperial Hwy, Downey, CA 90242, USA. Richard.M.Dell@kp.org

Abstract

The Kaiser Permanente Healthy Bones Program has used a systematic approach to address the osteoporosis/fracture care gaps. The article discusses the ten-step processes that utilize information technology and care managers to identify, risk stratify, treat, and then track our patients with care gaps. This program has led to 40+% reduction in the expected number of hip fractures in 2009 that we attribute to the increase in DXA screening followed by appropriate osteoporosis treatment.

PMID:
21847765
DOI:
10.1007/s00198-011-1712-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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