A comprehensive fracture prevention strategy in older adults: The European union geriatric medicine society (EUGMS) statement

H. Blain, T. Masud, P. Dargent-Molina, F. C. Martin, E. Rosendahl, N Van Der Velde, J. Bousquet, A. Benetos, C. Cooper, J. A. Kanis, J. Y. Reginster, R. Rizzoli, B. Cortet, M. Barbagallo, K. Dreinhöfer, B. Vellas, S. Maggi, T. Strandberg, M. N. Alvarez, C. Annweiler & 88 others P. L. Bernard, N. Beswetherick, H. A. Bischoff-Ferrari, F. Bloch, J. Boddaert, M. Bonnefoy, V. Bousson, I. Bourdel-Marchasson, A. Capisizu, H. Che, J. G. Clara, B. Combe, D. Delignieres, P. Eklund, M. Emmelot-Vonk, E. Freiberger, J. B. Gauvain, N. Goswami, N. Guldemond, C. Herrero, M. E. Joël, A. B. Jónsdóttir, G. Kemoun, I. Kiss, H. Kolk, M.L. L. Kowalski, Krajcík, Y. G. Kutsal, F. Lauretani, J. Macijauskienė, M. Mellingsæter, J. Morel, F. Mourey, F. Nourashemi, C. Nyakas, F. Puisieux, P. Rambourg, A. G. Ramírez, K. Rapp, Y. Rolland, J. Ryg, O. Sahota, S. Snoeijs, Y. Stephan, E. Thomas, C. Todd, J. Treml, R. Adachi, D. Agnusdei, J. J. Body, V. Breuil, O. Bruyère, P. Burckardt, J. B. Cannata-Andia, David J. Carey, D. C. Chan, L. Chapuis, T. Chevalley, M. Cohen-Solal, B. Dawson-Hughes, E.M. Dennison, J. P. Devogelaer, P. Fardellone, J. M. Féron, A. D. Perez, D. Felsenberg, C. Glueer, N. Harvey, M. Hiligsman, M. K. Javaid, N. R. Jörgensen, D. Kendler, M. Kraenzlin, M. Laroche, E. Legrand, W. D. Leslie, E. Lespessailles, E. M. Lewiecki, T. Nakamura, A. Papaioannou, C. Roux, S. Silverman, M. S. Henriquez, T. Thomas, S. Vasikaran, N. B. Watts, G. Weryha, R. Adachi

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    Abstract

    Prevention of fragility fractures in older people has become a public health priority, although the most appropriate and cost-effective strategy remains unclear. In the present statement, the Interest group on falls and fracture prevention of the European union geriatric medicine society (EUGMS), in collaboration with the International association of gerontology and geriatrics for the European region (IAGG-ER), the European union of medical specialists (EUMS), the Fragility fracture network (FFN), the International osteoporosis foundation (IOF) – European society for clinical and economic aspects of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis (ECCEO), outlines its views on the main points in the current debate in relation to the primary and secondary prevention of falls, the diagnosis and treatment of bone fragility, and the place of combined falls and fracture liaison services for fracture prevention in older people.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)519-525
    Number of pages7
    JournalEuropean Geriatric Medicine
    Volume7
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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