Is withholding osteoporosis medication after fracture sometimes rational? A Comparison of the risk for second fracture versus death Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Death
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Osteoporosis
  • Withholding Treatment

abstract

  • Among older persons with hip, clinical vertebral, or wrist/forearm fracture, although the risk for death was usually greater than the risk for a second fracture, both were high. The relatively low NNT to prevent 1 additional subsequent fracture fell within a range generally considered acceptable for secondary prevention strategies.

publication date

  • October 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2950120

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jamda.2009.12.004

PubMed ID

  • 20889095

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 584

end page

  • 91

volume

  • 11

number

  • 8