The French association "Groupe de Recherche et d'Information sur les Ostéoporoses" (GRIO) has launched a workshop on Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) to promote their implementation in France. This meeting was organized for centers which already have an FLS or those who want to develop one. Its purpose was to share one another’s experiences in this area by discussing what works well and what has been problematic. The long term goal is to try to have a common resource for France where a maximum amount of information is gathered. The document summarizes the discussions and programme held during that day.
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National Societies in France:
The care of patients with fragility fracture. British Orthopaedic Association and British Geriatrics Society. 2007.
The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) has led a national campaign for universal access to Fracture Liaison Services since 2009. Resources include:
In 2012, a multidisciplinary Falls and Fractures Alliance was established in England with the objective of reducing the rate of hospital admissions for (a) hip fractures and (b) falls and falls-related injuries in people over the age of 65 between 2012 and 2017.
NBHA launched Fracture Prevention CENTRAL in March 2013, an online resource to help interested sites across the U.S. implement and maintain a post-fracture prevention program. Fracture Prevention CENTRAL includes materials collected from a number of successful programs, some of which have been in operation for over 15 years. With the guidance and resources provided, NBHA hopes to inspire others to implement a post-fracture prevention program to address the nearly 80% post-fracture care gap in the U.S. Fracture Prevention CENTRAL will begin a monthly webinar series in May 2013 to provide an opportunity for interested sites to learn more about this successful model of care.