Predicting fracture risk using fall history amongst other factors

Source: Bone, 2013, 52 (2) p. 541-547

Follow this link for abstract

Date of publication: December 2012 (online)

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The FRAXtr algorithm uses several different factors to predict fracture risk, but it does not use falls history as part of the calculation. This study analysed the benefit of using such a history when assessing men and women for fracture risk, finding that falls history can be a valid independent factor.

Length of publication: 6 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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