A comprehensive fracture prevention strategy in older adults: The European union geriatric medicine society (EUGMS) statement

The EUGMS Falls and Fracture Interest Group, Jesper Ryg (Member of author group), The European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO), The Osteoporosis Research and Information Group (GRIO), The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)

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Abstract

Prevention of fragility fractures in older people has become a public health priority, although the most appropriate and cost-effective strategy remains unclear. In the present statement, the Interest group on falls and fracture prevention of the European union geriatric medicine society (EUGMS), in collaboration with the International association of gerontology and geriatrics for the European region (IAGG-ER), the European union of medical specialists (EUMS), the Fragility fracture network (FFN), the International osteoporosis foundation (IOF) - European society for clinical and economic aspects of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis (ECCEO), outlines its views on the main points in the current debate in relation to the primary and secondary prevention of falls, the diagnosis and treatment of bone fragility, and the place of combined falls and fracture liaison services for fracture prevention in older people.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Geriatric Medicine
Volume7
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)519–525
ISSN1878-7649
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Falls
  • Fragility fracture
  • Older people
  • Position statement
  • Prevention

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