Burden of osteoporosis

A new study provides an overview and comparison of the burden and management of fragility fractures due to osteoporosis in the five largest countries in Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) as well as Sweden. Read more
Osteoporosis and fragility fractures have for too long been ignored in health policy. This has left millions of people – mostly older women – without access to the care and support they need to live full, independent lives. Read more
A recent International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) report outlining the burden of osteoporosis in six European countries, reveals that osteoporosis is massively undertreated, at great human and health economic cost. Read more
Released today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), a new report looking at the burden and management of fragility fractures in six European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), has highlighted the hidden, but very real, burden of fragility fractures – with the estimated associated cost at €37.5 billion per year threatening to cripple European... Read more
Los hombres y las mujeres mayores de 60 años presentan mayor riesgo de osteoporosis que los adultos jóvenes. El riesgo de sufrir una fractura aumenta, de manera exponencial, con la edad, debido no solo a la disminución de la masa ósea, sino también a la tasa aumentada de caídas entre los adultos mayores. Read more
In many countries, there is a lack of information about the care that hip patients receive during and after hospitalization. The establishment of a national hip fracture registry provides critical information regarding patient characteristics, operative practices such as time to surgery, and postoperative outcomes. Read more
Earlier in 2017, the NCD Alliance and its partners around the world launched the ‘Our Views, Our Voices’ initiative. The initiative calls on people living with noncommunicable diseases (PLWNCDs) to voice their views and share their stories. Read more
IOF Global Patient Charter
El IOF Global Patient Charter, es una nueva iniciativa de la Fundación Internacional de Osteoporosis (IOF), en colaboración con las sociedades de pacientes de todo el mundo. Lanzado bajo el lema “No más fracturas”, esta carta global del paciente buscará impulsar una acción global para mejorar la prevención de la osteoporosis y la atención de los pacientes con fracturas. Read more
With the first of the baby boomer generation now entering their eighties, the next decade will see a significant increase in the number of people living with osteoporosis and experiencing the often devastating outcome of fragility fractures. Read more
A team of UK and Swedish researchers has released the findings of a new study which assessed the hip fracture risk of farmers in Sweden. Read more


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