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Hip fracture patients are not treated for osteoporosis: A call to action.
(Arthritis Care Res. 2002; 47:651–654.)
Objective: To determine whether hip fracture patients, a group at very high risk for additional fragility fractures, are being evaluated and treated effectively for osteoporosis.
Methods: Clinical and bone densitometry (dual X-ray absorptiometry [DEXA]) records were reviewed in hip-fracture patients at 4 Midwestern US health systems to determine the frequency of DEXA use, calcium and vitamin D supplementation, and antiresorptive drug treatment.