Osteoporosis is a chronic disease that reduces bone density and strength. The reduced bone strength increases the risk of fracturing a bone from a slip, trip or fall, these are known as minimal trauma fractures (or fragility fractures). Having a minimal trauma fracture is a warning sign for osteoporosis and have a greater of refracture.
The initiative aims to intervene at the identification of the first minimal trauma fracture and intervene to prevent future fractures through provision of a fracture liaison service. It is based on the ACI’s Osteoporotic Refracture Prevention Model of Care.
The clinical aims of this initiative are:
- improving identification of those requiring refracture prevention services
- improving uptake of medication, exercise and calcium intake
- fewer preventable fractures
- better quality of life.
The information on this page is for clinicians and service providers. If you are a patient seeking a service in NSW, please visit the Osteoporotic Refracture Prevention Service Directory.
Snapshot of osteoporosis in NSW, 2019
There are about
due to osteoporosis
or osteopenia per year.
People who have a
Model of care
Osteoporotic Refracture Prevention Service Model of Care
This evidence-based model supports a consistent approach to identifying and managing minimal trauma fractures in NSW.View model of care
For clinicians and services
What to improve
A summary of the four clinical components of the initiative:
- identification and triage
- assessment and diagnosis
- treatment initiation
- coordination of ongoing care
How to improve
Explore options for different organisational models to tailor clinical services for your local requirements:
- coordinated multidisciplinary configuration
- GP shared care configuration
- Service directory
- Site manual
- Assessment tool
- Assessment tool (Excel)
- Monitoring and evaluation plan
- GP digital poster on broken bones or fractures (A3 size)
- How to keep your bones healthy and avoid fractures (low res print friendly version)
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