Under-use of bisphosphonates in rural elderly women who have sustained fractures [1]

Mark Naunton, Gregory Peterson, Graeme Jones

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It has been well‐documented that many patients in Australia who have experienced osteoporotic fractures do no receive treatment for preventing further fractures.1, 2 We have recently performed a heel ultrasound screening program based in rural community pharmacies involving women aged older than 65 years.3 Women were ineligible for screening if they were currently diagnosed with osteoporosis, had had a Dual energy X‐ray absorptiometry scan in the previous two years or were currently treated with a bisphosphonate, raloxifene, calcitriol, or calcitonin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-286
Number of pages1
JournalAustralian Journal of Rural Health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


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