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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG146/1
Question: Using GP practice lists to identify people at high risk:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of using GP practice lists to identify people at high risk of fracture, leading to formal risk assessment and possible treatment?
Page: 12
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notes (if applicable):
Why this is important:- Fracture risk is currently assessed opportunistically. GP records are now universally computerised and contain information that may be useful in identifying patients at high risk of fracture (for example, age, record of prescriptions, major diagnoses and previous fracture). A study is needed to assess whether people at higher risk can be identified by using risk assessment tools to obtain an estimate of risk based on pre-existing information and inviting people at highest risk for a clinical assessment and risk-factor estimation. This could result in a more effective and efficient use of staff time and health service resources than an opportunistic approach.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Osteoporosis fragility fracture
Number: CG146
Date issued: Aug 2012

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: No
Cost of treatment: No
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: No
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: 0
Date this record updated: 05-09-2012

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