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osteoporosis screening
cancer care improvementcardiac surgery outcomescare coordinationcommunity acquired pneumonia
compliance with medical staff influenza vaccination policycongestive heart failure outcomes
controlling high blood pressurecoronary artery disease outcomes
depression screening for the chronically illeffective use of hospital resources
electronic health recordshospitalist program effective handoffsophthalmology: diabetic retinopathy
osteoporosis screeningpatient registry usagepatient safety office assessmentphysician office access
population health wellness initiativepostpartum carepotentially avoidable admissions
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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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