Osteoporosis Management Toolkit
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 44 million have low bone density. These Americans are at increased risk for fracture. Half of American adults aged 50 and older are at high risk of fracture. This tallies up to 54 million Americans. During their lifetime, one in two women and up to one in four men will break a bone in their lifetime due to the condition of osteoporosis. This risk in women is greater than the incidence of breast cancer, heart attack or stroke combined. Secondary prevention of fractures through the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis is important. It aids in the prevention of future fractures, improves mobility, quality of life and independence. In addition, secondary prevention reduces mortality risk.
This activity is intended for Physicians and Advanced Practice Professionals.
At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:
Describe the metric of Osteoporosis Management for Women with Fracture.
Explain the rationale of why the osteoporosis management metric exists.
Discuss how to document osteoporosis management in the electronic health record.
Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Participation