Barriers to the implementation of evidence in osteoporosis treatment in hip fracture

Michele Rose Levinson, Fiona Clay

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Abstract

An audit at a private tertiary hospital showed low rates of assessment and treatment of osteoporosis in patients with minimal trauma of hip fracture. A survey sent to all doctors involved in hip fracture care to establish medical beliefs about effective management of osteoporosis in minimal trauma hip fracture patients showed a lack of ownership for investigation and beliefs that influenced treatment choices. Understanding the barriers to the translation of evidence into practice is vital to improve patient care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199 - 202
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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