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osteoporosis screening

Objective: To provide timely bone density testing or phramacologic treatment to patients over age 50 who have had a hip, spine or distal radial fracture.  An estimated 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, leaving them more vulnerable to debilitating fractures.  Treatment of osteoporosis has been shown to reduce the risk of subsequeent fractures by 40 to 60 percent.

Outcome:

Measure

Year over Year Performance Indicator

Male or Female Patients Over the Age of 50 Who Had a Hip, Spine or Distal Radial Fracture and Received a Timely Bone Density Screening Test or Appropriate Prescription Pharmacologies*

Performance equal to or above 2010 APP result

 *Measure had an increased performance threshold in 2011. 

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