By 2025 some 500 million people will be living with osteoporosis, a chronic disease that weakens bones and leaves older adults at risk of a fragility fracture—a broken bone that typically occurs after a low-trauma fall. As a result, an estimated 13.5 million fragility fractures will occur worldwide1.

In response to this urgent global need, the International Osteoporosis Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of the Capture the Fracture® Partnership – Guidance for Policy Shaping which sets out a step-by-step approach to building secondary fracture prevention policy. This new initiative fills an important gap in healthcare, one that can change the lives of older adults and their caregivers.

The new policy resource package was developed between IOF (International Osteoporosis Foundation), University of Oxford, Amgen, and UCB, as part of the partnership to make the case for fracture prevention and to show the clear public health and financial benefits of Post-Fracture Care (PFC) Coordination Programs, also known as Fracture Liaison Services.

Through CONNECT, a division of Bridge Medical Communications, we are excited to be part of such an impactful program focused on improving patient outcomes, saving health-care costs and saving lives.

Click here to learn more about the launch of the Capture the Fracture® Partnership – Guidance for Policy Shaping.

 

References:

  1. Hernlund E, Svedbom A, Ivergard M et al. (2013) Osteoporosis in the European Union: medical management, epidemiology and economic burden. A report prepared in collaboration with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations (EFPIA). Arch Osteoporos 8:136. doi:10.1007/s11657-013-0136-1.