Report reveals why millions of people with osteoporosis remain undiagnosed and untreated
An International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) report issued for World Osteoporosis Day identifies 10 major care gaps and solutions to the global healthcare crisis arising from fragility fractures
By the INTERNATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS FOUNDATION
October 10, 2016
Approximately 80% of those who have already suffered a broken bone due to osteoporosis remain unprotected against the risk of further disabling fractures, according to a new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) in anticipation of World Osteoporosis Day.
The report finds that, despite the global threat posed by fragility fractures, and the availability of safe and cost-effective therapies that could reduce the number of fractures, gaps in care are preventing millions of at-risk individuals from being diagnosed and treated worldwide.
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