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Date

2015

Abstract

Osteoporosis, with its related fragility fractures, is largely a preventable disorder, not an inevitable part of aging. Through effective education, screening, and treatement in the primary care setting, it may be possible to curb the impending rise of osteoporosis and costly fractures as the population ages. A time-conserving patient education pamphlet on osteoporosis was developed for a family medicine practice in central Vermont. The educational intervention is sensitive to the time constraints of a busy practice and may provide a much needed foundation for osteoporosis education in the primary care setting.

Keywords

Osteoporosis, prevention, screening, education, primary care, Vermont

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Medical Education | Primary Care