Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V05150451
Fracture prevention programmes can reduce the number of subsequent fractures
Once a fragility fracture has occurred after the age of 50 years, 41-85% of patients will experience another fracture. Patients who present at hospitals with a fragility fracture would benefit from introduction of fracture prevention programmes, as these programmes have been shown to reduce the number of subsequent fractures, reduce mortality, and furthermore are cost-effective. This paper presents the evidence for implementation of fracture prevention programmes and how these can be introduced successfully.