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Osteoporosis NZ Strategy Presented at Major Congresses

Osteoporosis NZ’s strategy BoneCare 2020 was presented at 3 major international congresses in September 2014:

  • 3rd Fragility Fracture Network Global Congress, Madrid, Spain – 4-6 September 2014
  • 24th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, Queenstown, New Zealand – 7-10 September 2014
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2014 Annual Meeting, Houston, USA – 12-15 September 2014

Acting Chair of Osteoporosis NZ, Paul Mitchell shared implementation of BoneCare 2020 at these 3 important meetings with colleagues from many countries. The NZ Hip Fracture Registry is undergoing pilot testing in the Northern Region District Health Boards (DHBs) during Q4-2014. As of August 2014, the status of implementation of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) was:

  • 6 DHBs had some form of FLS operating (albeit some at an early stage)
  • The combined population of these DHBs is 2,271,708 people (over half New Zealand’s population)
  • The 6 DHBs that have an FLS account for approximately 282,500 people over the age of 65 (44% of the total population over 65)
  • The 6 DHBs will continue to implement and monitor their FLS during 2014-15. The remaining 14 DHBs will also be implementing their FLS during 2014-15

The poster presentation given at the Fragility Fracture Network Global Congress is available for download.