FRAX interview with Prof. Eugene McCloskey

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An informative interview about the development and clinical significance of FRAX in the online journal Endocrine Today

Professor Eugene McCloskey, MD, professor in adult bone disease and honorary consultant in the department of oncology and metabolism at the University of Sheffield, was interviewed by Endocrine Today about the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool - FRAX.  In the interview he discusses the factors FRAX evaluates, the reason it was developed, and the benefits the tool has brought to clinical practice.


About FRAX

FRAX® is a simple calculation tool that integrates clinical information in a quantitative manner to predict a 10-year probability of major osteoporotic fracture for both women and men in different countries. The tool was developed at the Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, University of Sheffield, UK in collaboration with international researchers. It assists primary health-care providers to better target people in need of interventions to reduce fracture risk, thus improving the allocation of health-care resources towards patients most likely to benefit from treatment. The FRAX calculator is now freely available for 63 countries and in 34 languages.