Post-fracture care: Do we need to educate patients rather than doctors?

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This multicenter, randomized controlled trial involved 436 women, aged 50-85 years, who had attended hospital for treatment of a fragility fracture of the wrist or upper arm. The intervention group received repeated oral and written information about fragility fractures and osteoporosis management by a case manager, who prompted the patients to visit their primary care physicians to ask for BMD testing and management. This was found to improve the rate of post-fracture BMD testing by 20%.