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National Audits and Surveys


Secondary prevention of osteoporosis in Australia: analysis of government-dispensed prescription data. Hollingworth SA, Gunanti I, Nissen LM, Duncan EL. Drugs Aging. 2010 Mar 1;27(3):255-264. PubMed ID 20210370

Management of osteoporosis in primary care in Australia. Chen JS, Hogan C, Lyubomirsky G, Sambrook PN. Osteoporos Int. Mar 2009;20(3):491-496. PubMed ID 18633666

Fracture prevention strategies in patients presenting to Australian hospitals with minimal-trauma fractures: a major treatment gap. Teede HJ, Jayasuriya IA, Gilfillan CP. Intern Med J. Oct 2007;37(10):674-679. PubMed ID 17894764

Eisman J, Clapham S, Kehoe L, Australian BoneCare S. Osteoporosis prevalence and levels of treatment in primary care: the Australian BoneCare Study. J Bone Miner Res. Dec 2004;19(12):1969-1975. PubMed ID 15537439

National Societies in Australia:


Low incidence of anti-osteoporosis treatment after hip fracture. Rabenda V, Vanoverloop J, Fabri V, Mertens R, Sumkay F, Vannecke C, Deswaef A, Verpooten GA, Reginster JY. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Oct;90(10):2142-2148. PubMed ID 18829912

National Societies in Belgium:


Fragility fractures and the osteoporosis care gap in women: the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study. Fraser LA, Ioannidis G, Adachi JD, Pickard L, Kaiser SM, Prior J, Brown JP, Hanley DA, Olszynski WP, Anastassiades T, Jamal S, Josse R, Goltzman D, Papaioannou A; CaMos Research Group. Osteoporos Int. 2011 Mar;22(3):789-796. PubMed ID 20683706

The osteoporosis care gap in men with fragility fractures: the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study. Papaioannou A, Kennedy CC, Ioannidis G, Gao Y, Sawka AM, Goltzman D, Tenenhouse A, Pickard L, Olszynski WP, Davison KS, Kaiser S, Josse RG, Kreiger N, Hanley DA, Prior JC, Brown JP, Anastassiades T, Adachi JD; CaMos Research Group. Osteoporos Int. Apr 2008;19(4):581-587. PubMed ID 17924051

National Societies in Canada:


Initiation of anti-osteoporotic therapy in patients with recent fractures: a nationwide analysis of prescription rates and persistence. Roerholt C, Eiken P, Abrahamsen B. Osteoporos Int. 2009 Feb;20(2):299-307. PubMed ID 18551241

National Societies in Denmark:


Quality of care after distal radius fracture in Germany. Results of a fracture register of 1,201 elderly patients. Unfallchirurg. Smektala R, Endres HG, Dasch B, Bonnaire F, Trampisch HJ, Pientka L. Jan 2009;112(1):46-54. PubMed ID 19104764

National Societies in Germany:


Osteoporosis intervention in ambulatory patients with previous hip fracture: a multicentric, nationwide Italian survey. Carnevale V, Nieddu L, Romagnoli E, Bona E, Piemonte S, Scillitani A, Minisola S. Osteoporos Int. 2006;17(3):478-483. PubMed ID 16283066

National Societies in Italy:


The risk of a second hip fracture in patients after their first hip fracture. Hagino H, Sawaguchi T, Endo N, Ito Y, Nakano T, Watanabe Y. Calcif Tissue Int. 2012 Jan;90(1):14-21. PubMed ID 22076525

National Societies in Japan:

South Korea

Patients with wrist fractures are less likely to be evaluated and managed for osteoporosis. Gong HS, Oh WS, Chung MS, Oh JH, Lee YH, Baek GH. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Oct;91(10):2376-2380. PubMed ID 19797572

National Societies in South Korea:


Suhm N, Lamy O, Lippuner K, OsteoCare study group. Management of fragility fractures in Switzerland: results of a nationwide survey. Swiss Med Wkly. Nov 15 2008;138(45-46):674-683. PubMed ID 18855150

National Societies in Switzerland:

The Netherlands

Undertreatment with anti-osteoporotic drugs after hospitalization for fracture. Panneman MJ, Lips P, Sen SS, Herings RM. Osteoporos Int. Feb 2004;15(2):120-124. PubMed ID 14618302

National Societies in the Netherlands:

United Kingdom

Falling standards, broken promises: Report of the national audit of falls and bone health in older people 2010. Royal College of Physicians’ Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit. 2011. Link

Secondary prevention of fragility fractures by orthopaedic teams in the UK: a national survey. Chakravarthy J, Ali A, Iyengar S, Porter K. Int J Clin Pract. 2008 Mar;62(3):382-7. PubMed ID 18194280

Secondary prevention of osteoporosis after Colles fracture: Current practice. Kurup HV and Andrew JG. Joint Bone Spine. 2008 Jan;75(1):50-52. PubMed ID 17988923

Hippisley-Cox J, Bayly J, Potter J, Fenty J, Parker C. Evaluation of standards of care for osteoporosis and falls in primary care. 2007. Link

Pharmaceutical treatment of symptomatic vertebral fractures in primary care. Torgerson DJ, Sykes D, Puffer S, Brown P, Cooper C. Ann Rheum Dis. 2004 Jul;63(7):853-856. PubMed ID 15194583

National Societies in the United Kingdom:

United States of America

Missed opportunities for osteoporosis treatment in patients hospitalized for hip fracture. Jennings LA, Auerbach AD, Maselli J, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK, Lee SJ. J Am Geriatr Soc. Apr 2010;58(4):650-657. PubMed ID 20398147

The American Orthopaedic Association’s “own the bone” initiative to prevent secondary fractures. Tosi LL, Gliklich R, Kannan K, Koval KJ. J Bone Joint Surg Am. Jan 2008;90(1):163-173. PubMed ID 18171971

Fracture risk and antiresorptive medication use in older women in the USA. Gehlbach SH, Avrunin JS, Puleo E, Spaeth R. Osteoporos Int. Jun 2007;18(6):805-810. PubMed ID 17206400

National Societies in the United States of America: