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Women not getting bone-protective drugs

2nd November 2009

A Cambridge University study has suggested that women who break or fracture their bones are not being given bone-protecting medication.

An audit of 1,600 women found that 31% of the women who attended a clinic had broken a bone previously. However, only 28% were given bone-protecting drugs to help prevent future fractures. The study leader, Professor Julia Compston, said: "Someone needs to take responsibility for deciding whether a patient should be treated and there are a lot of processes that can fall down. Patients also need to be better informed that they might need treatment."  

 

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Article Information

Title: Women not getting bone-protective drugs
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 13099
Date Added: 2nd Nov 2009

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