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Local Audits and Surveys


Patterns of treatment in Australian men following fracture. Otmar R, Henry MJ, Kotowicz MA, Nicholson GC, Korn S, Pasco JA. Osteoporos Int. 2011 Jan;22(1):249-254. PubMed ID 20229198

Secondary prevention of osteoporosis post minimal trauma fracture in an Australian regional and rural population. Barrack CM, McGirr EE, Fuller JD, Foster NM, Ewald DP. Aust J Rural Health. 2009 Dec;17(6):310-315. PubMed ID 19930197

When continuity of care breaks down: a systems failure in identification of osteoporosis risk in older patients treated for minimal trauma fractures. Kelly AM, Clooney M, Kerr D, Ebeling PR. Med J Aust. Apr 7 2008;188(7):389-391. PubMed ID 18393740

Evaluation of current practice: compliance with osteoporosis clinical guidelines in an outpatient fracture clinic. Kimber CM, Grimmer-Somers KA. Aust Health Rev. Feb 2008;32(1):34-43. PubMed ID 18241147

Study of osteoporosis awareness, investigation and treatment of patients discharged from a tertiary public teaching hospital. Inderjeeth CA, Glennon D, Petta A. Intern Med J. 2006 Sep;36(9):547-51. PubMed ID 16911544

Secondary screening for osteoporosis in patients admitted with minimal-trauma fracture to a major teaching hospital. Wong PK, Spencer DG, McElduff P, Manolios N, Larcos G, Howe GB. Intern Med J. Nov 2003;33(11):505-510. PubMed ID 14656253


High morbid-mortability and reduced level of osteoporosis diagnosis among elderly people who had hip fractures in São Paulo City. Fortes EM, Raffaelli MP, Bracco OL, Takata ET, Reis FB, Santili C, Lazaretti-Castro M. Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol. 2008 Oct;52(7):1106-14. PubMed ID 19082298


Osteoporosis follow-up after wrist fractures following minor trauma. Khan SA, de Geus C, Holroyd B, Russell AS. Arch Intern Med. May 28 2001;161(10):1309-1312. PubMed ID 11371259


Undertreatment of osteoporosis following hip fracture in the elderly. Luthje P, Nurmi-Luthje I, Kaukonen JP, Kuurne S, Naboulsi H, Kataja M. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. Jul-Aug 2009;49(1):153-157. PubMed ID 18706704


Osteoporosis treatment in postmenopausal women after peripheral fractures: impact of information to general practitioners. Malochet-Guinamand S, Chalard N, Billault C, Breuil N, Ristori JM, Schmidt J. Joint Bone Spine. Dec 2005;72(6):562-566. PubMed ID 15996502

Management of osteoporosis in women with peripheral osteoporotic fractures after 50 years of age: a study of practices. Briancon D, de Gaudemar JB, Forestier R. Joint Bone Spine. Mar 2004;71(2):128-130. PubMed ID 15050196


Osteoporosis prevalence and fracture characteristics in elderly female patients with fractures. Augat P, Weyand D, Panzer S, Klier T. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2010 Nov;130(11):1405-1410. PubMed ID 20585792


Awareness of osteoporosis and compliance with management guidelines in patients with newly diagnosed low-impact fractures. Castel H, Bonneh DY, Sherf M, Liel Y Osteoporos Int. 2001;12(7):559-564. PubMed ID 11527053

New Zealand

Secondary prevention of vertebral fractures in a large New Zealand District Health Board. Bloomfield K, Singh J. N Z Med J. 2011 Nov 4;124(1345):26-33. PubMed ID 22072163


Failure to treat osteoporosis and the risk of subsequent fractures in elderly patients with previous hip fracture: a five-year retrospective study. Formiga F, Rivera A, Nolla JM, Coscujuela A, Sole A, Pujol R. Aging Clin Exp Res. Apr 2005;17(2):96-99. PubMed ID 15977456


Women with low-energy fracture should be investigated for osteoporosis. Löfman O, Hallberg I, Berglund K, Wahlström O, Kartous L, Rosenqvist AM, Larsson L, Toss G. Acta Orthop. Dec 2007;78(6):813-821. PubMed ID 18236189

United Kingdom

Implementation of and compliance with NICE guidelines in the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women. Javid KS, Thien A, Hill R. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. Apr 2008;90(3):213-215. PubMed ID 18430335

Secondary prevention of osteoporosis: Calcium, Vitamin D and bisphosphonate prescribing following distal radial fracture. Talbot JC, Elener C, Praveen P, Shaw DL. Injury. Nov 2007;38(11):1236-1240. PubMed ID 17572417

Managing osteoporosis in patients with fragility fractures: did the British Orthopaedic Association guidelines have any impact? Nixon MF, Ibrahim T, Johari Y, Eltayef S, Hariharan D, Taylor GJ. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. Jul 2007;89(5):504-509. PubMed ID 17688724

The detection of patients with ‘fragility fractures’ in fracture clinic - an audit of practice with reference to recent British Orthopaedic Association guidelines. Gidwani S, Davidson N, Trigkilidas D, Blick C, Harborne R, Maurice HD. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. Mar 2007;89(2):147-150. PubMed ID 17346409

Secondary prevention of fragility fractures: are we following the guidelines? Closing the audit loop. Prasad N, Sunderamoorthy D, Martin J, Murray JM. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. Sep 2006;88(5):470-474. PubMed ID 17002853

Preventing fragility hip fracture in high risk groups: an opportunity missed. Peng EW, Elnikety S, Hatrick NC. Postgrad Med J. Aug 2006;82(970):528-531. PubMed ID 16891445

Prevention of secondary osteoporotic fractures--why are we ignoring the evidence? Seagger R, Howell J, David H, Gregg-Smith S. Injury. Oct 2004;35(10):986-988. PubMed ID 15351663

United States of America

Physician follow-up care for osteoporosis after fragility fractures. Giammattei F, Giammattei J, Howland V. Phys Sportsmed. 2009 Dec;37(4):62-67. PubMed ID 20048542

Trends in drug prescribing for osteoporosis after hip fracture, 1995-2004. Cadarette SM, Katz JN, Brookhart MA, et al. J Rheumatol. Feb 2008;35(2):319-326. PubMed ID 18061977

Underdiagnosis and under-treatment of osteoporosis following fragility fracture. Aboyoussef M, Vierkoetter KR. Hawaii Med J. Jul 2007;66(7):185-187. PubMed ID 17879856

Secondary prevention of hip fractures among the hospitalized elderly: are we doing enough? Kamel HK. J Clin Rheumatol. Apr 2005;11(2):68-71. PubMed ID 16357705

Follow-up treatment for osteoporosis after fracture. Hooven F, Gehlbach SH, Pekow P, Bertone E, Benjamin E. Osteoporos Int. Mar 2005;16(3):296-301. PubMed ID 5221208

Osteoporosis intervention in men with hip fracture. Lim LS, Takahashi PY. Age Ageing. 2004 Sep;33(5):507-508. PubMed ID 15315922

Older women with fractures: patients falling through the cracks of guideline-recommended osteoporosis screening and treatment. Feldstein AC, Nichols GA, Elmer PJ, Smith DH, Aickin M, Herson M. J Bone Joint Surg Am. Dec 2003;85-A(12):2294-2302. PubMed ID 14668497

The management of osteoporosis following hip fracture: have we improved our care? Bahl S, Coates PS, Greenspan SL. Osteoporos Int. Nov 2003;14(11):884-888. PubMed ID 14569422

Bone mineral density measurement and treatment for osteoporosis in older individuals with fractures: a gap in evidence-based practice guideline implementation. Feldstein A, Elmer PJ, Orwoll E, Herson M, Hillier T. Arch Intern Med. Oct 13 2003;163(18):2165-2172. PubMed ID 14557214

Lack of diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in men and women after hip fracture. Follin SL, Black JN, McDermott MT. Pharmacotherapy. 2003 Feb;23(2):190-198. PubMed ID 12587808

Undertreatment of osteoporosis in men with hip fracture. Kiebzak GM, Beinart GA, Perser K, Ambrose CG, Siff SJ, Heggeness MH. Arch Intern Med. Oct 28 2002;162(19):2217-2222. PubMed ID 12390065

Osteoporosis intervention following distal forearm fractures: a missed opportunity? Cuddihy MT, Gabriel SE, Crowson CS, Atkinson EJ, Tabini C, O'Fallon WM, Melton LJ 3rd. Arch Intern Med. Feb 25 2002;162(4):421-426. PubMed ID 11863474

Outcomes and secondary prevention strategies for male hip fractures. Riley RL, Carnes ML, Gudmundsson A, Elliott ME. Ann Pharmacother. 2002 Jan;36(1):17-23. PubMed ID 11816248