By prioritising Post-Fracture Care (PFC) Coordination Programs, gender differences in health and wellbeing can be reduced, the quality of life of the older generation can be improved, and the financial sustainability of our healthcare systems can be strengthened. In countries which have applied this approach the rates of osteoporosis and falls assessments are over 90%. In those which have not followed this approach, the rates are below 4%.
Capture the Fracture® (CTF) aims to play a role in widening societal and political awareness for progress and change to reduce fragility fractures. With this scope, CTF has developed an international resource that provides four simple building blocks of an effective policy response against osteoporosis and fragility fractures. Download our resource for policy shaping.
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The development of PFC coordination programs are the single most important health service intervention to reduce the risk of subsequent fractures. However, secondary fracture prevention has received limited attention in global health policy to date and has not been marked as a priority in most countries.
Implementing a policy change that prioritises prevention of the next fracture through PFC coordination programs will increase the rate of appropriate diagnosis and care to 80% for patients at high risk of another fracture.