A comprehensive fracture prevention strategy in older adults: The European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) statement

Mario Barbagallo, Van Der Velde, Blain, Bruno Vellas, Reginster, Cooper, Bousquet, Athanase Benetos, Strandberg, Stefania Maggi, Erik Rosendahl, Dreinhöfer, Dargent-Molina, Tahir Masud, Cortet, Kanis, Rizzoli, Finbarr C. Martin

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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 International Osteoporosis Foundation - European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, 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
Pages (from-to)647-652
Number of pages6
JournalTHE JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, HEALTH & AGING
Volume20
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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