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Primary care osteoporosis screening 'could prevent a quarter of hip fractures'

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‘This is the first trial to show that a community-screening approach based on the FRAX fracture risk tool is both feasible and effective Well clearly none of us would go that far,and since we would be delivering it,the researchers may wish to reconsider Full marks for expressing their results as NNT,if you cannot express your results as an NNT why bother doing the research in the first place It would have enormously enhanced the validity of the paper if the cost of providing this service entirely through secondary care were given.GP's are not the only doctors So; at what level of NNT is the average elderly person, prepared to take tablets daily, to prevent hip fracture? What is their attitude to risk? Does 111 fall within the range? What proportion of the elderly currently taking a dozen tablets a day would also remember these tablets? There is a theoretical case but I think practical and feasible is a little hopeful

Posted date

17 Dec 2017

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9:22am

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