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A comprehensive fracture prevention strategy in older adults: The European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) statement

A comprehensive fracture prevention strategy in older adults: The European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) statement
A comprehensive fracture prevention strategy in older adults: The European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) statement
Prevention of fragility fractures in older people has become a public health priority, although the most appropriate and cost-effective strategy remains unclear. In the present statement, the Interest Group on Falls and Fracture Prevention of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), in collaboration with the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics for the European Region (IAGG-ER), the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS), the International Osteoporosis Foundation - European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, outlines its views on the main points in the current debate in relation to the primary and secondary prevention of falls, the diagnosis and treatment of bone fragility, and the place of combined falls and fracture liaison services for fracture prevention in older people.
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Blain, H., Masud, T., Dargent-Molina, P., Martin, F.C., Rosendahl, E., van der Velde, N., Bousquet, J., Benetos, A., Cooper, C., Kanis, J.A., Reginster, J.Y., Rizzoli, R., Cortet, B., Barbagallo, M., Dreinhofer, K.E., Vellas, B., Maggi, S. and Strandberg, T. (2016) A comprehensive fracture prevention strategy in older adults: The European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) statement. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 20 (6), 647-652. (doi:10.1007/s12603-016-0741-y). (PMID:27273355)

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Prevention of fragility fractures in older people has become a public health priority, although the most appropriate and cost-effective strategy remains unclear. In the present statement, the Interest Group on Falls and Fracture Prevention of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), in collaboration with the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics for the European Region (IAGG-ER), the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS), the International Osteoporosis Foundation - European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, outlines its views on the main points in the current debate in relation to the primary and secondary prevention of falls, the diagnosis and treatment of bone fragility, and the place of combined falls and fracture liaison services for fracture prevention in older people.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2 May 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 26 May 2016
Published date: June 2016
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 393741
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/393741
ISSN: 1279-7707
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ORCID for C. Cooper: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3510-0709

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Author: H. Blain
Author: T. Masud
Author: P. Dargent-Molina
Author: F.C. Martin
Author: E. Rosendahl
Author: N. van der Velde
Author: J. Bousquet
Author: A. Benetos
Author: C. Cooper ORCID iD
Author: J.A. Kanis
Author: J.Y. Reginster
Author: R. Rizzoli
Author: B. Cortet
Author: M. Barbagallo
Author: K.E. Dreinhofer
Author: B. Vellas
Author: S. Maggi
Author: T. Strandberg

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