A Warm Welcome to FLS Added to the Map of Best Practice - October 2021

Map of Best Practice October 2021

This month, Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) from Japan, Turkey, Mexico, Portugal, Brazil, and Argentina have joined the Capture the Fracture® Map of Best Practice, bringing the total to 679 FLS in 49 countries.

PFC Coordination Programs/FLS across the world are receiving recognition through the Capture the Fracture® (CTF) program and having their achievement assessed against the CTF Best Practice Framework.


FLS which apply for ‘Best Practice Recognition’ are assessed by CTF experts after completing the BPF Questionnaire, which reflects the thirteen BPF Standards. These FLS receive a corresponding Certificate of Achievement and their service receives recognition on the global ‘Map of Best Practice’. Click here to learn more.


We are pleased to welcome the eleven new FLS which have joined the CTF Network this month:
•    Bakırköy Dr Sadi Konuk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Istanbul, Turkey
•    Centro Hospitalar Universitário S. Joao - Polo Porto, Porto, Portugal
•    Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
•    Unidade Local de Saúde da Guarda, Guarda, Portugal
•    Clínica Viedma, Viedma, Argentina
•    Hospital Paranaguá S.A., Paranaguá, Brazil
•    ULS Castelo Branco, EPE, Castelo Branco, Portugal
•    İstanbul Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Istanbul, Turkey
•    Clínica de Especialidades y Centro de Cirugía Simplificada, Guadalajara, Mexico
•    Sultan 2. Abdulhamid Han Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
•    Sanmu Medical Center, Sanmu, Japan

This month was marked by FLS joining from Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

Of the eleven FLS that are new to the Map of Best Practice this month, six are public/government-funded hospitals, three are teaching/university hospitals, and two are private hospitals/clinics. The total number of mapped FLS from Argentina is 13, Brazil 47, Japan 42, Mexico 22, Portugal 7, and Turkey 11. 

We congratulate all FLS joining the Capture the Fracture® Map of Best Practice for continuing to improve post-fracture patient care and reduce spiraling fracture-related healthcare costs worldwide.