Correlations of nursing home characteristics with prescription of osteoporosis medications

Seema Parikh, M Brookhart, Margaret Stedman, Jerry Avorn, Helen Mogun, Daniel Solomon

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Abstract

Background Osteoporosis is highly prevalent in the nursing home (NH) populations but medications that increase bone mineral density are used infrequently. Prior research finds few patient characteristics predict treatment. NH characteristics have been associated with prescription of some medications. We examined associations of NH-level characteristics with osteoporosis treatment in elderly patients admitted to a NH after a fracture. Method We conducted a cohort study of patients with hip, wrist and humeral fractures admitted to a NH in NJ. They were followed for 12 months from 1999 to 2004. Possible NH-level predictors of receiving osteoporosis treatment were assessed in mixed multivariable models to account for clustering within individual NHs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1164 - 1168
Number of pages5
JournalBone
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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