Shifting the Focus in Fracture Prevention From Osteoporosis to Falls

BMJ. 2008 Jan 19;336(7636):124-6. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39428.470752.AD.

Abstract

Preventing fractures in older people is important. But Teppo Järvinen and colleagues believe that we should be putting our efforts into stopping falls not treating low bone mineral density

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / economics
  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bone Density / physiology
  • Bone Density Conservation Agents / economics
  • Bone Density Conservation Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Diphosphonates / economics
  • Diphosphonates / therapeutic use
  • Family Practice / economics
  • Female
  • Hip Fractures / economics
  • Hip Fractures / etiology
  • Hip Fractures / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal / complications*
  • Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal / economics
  • Risk Factors

Substances

  • Bone Density Conservation Agents
  • Diphosphonates