Breaking the cycle of recurrent fracture

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This webinar, held on August 2nd, 2017, highlights a patient-oriented research team’s project to address a gap in osteoporosis care identified by patients and health providers.

Dr. Sonia Singh brought together a group of leaders, health care providers and patients from Fraser Health’s Emergency, Surgery, Older Adult, Home Health and Primary Care. Their aim was to develop a health care model that would prevent additional breaks in patients admitted to hospital with an initial fracture.

A CIHR planning grant was secured to develop a new program after a literature review and a stakeholder meeting that invited national and international experts in the field. The new program was developed and tested in a research study that was funded through three sources. Results were so impressive that local decision makers have found a way to fund the program on a permanent basis.