Break the worldwide fragility fracture cycle
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has developed Capture the Fracture®, a global campaign to facilitate the implementation of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) for secondary fracture prevention.
The implementation of FLS is the single most important thing that can be done to directly improve patient care and reduce spiralling fracture-related healthcare costs worldwide.
This website highlights successful models of care that have been developed throughout the world and provides a comprehensive collection of resources to support those wishing to develop an effective FLS.
A growing body of evidence from many countries shows that Fracture Liaison Services – a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to patient care – offer the most clinically and cost-effective secondary preventive care. Capture the Fracture supports this systematic approach to secondary fracture prevention because it has been demonstrated to result in fewer fractures and significant cost savings for healthcare systems.
The IOF Fracture Working group has published an important review outlining the evidence:
Coordinator-based systems for secondary prevention in fragility fracture patients. D. Marsh, K. Åkesson, D. E. Beaton, E. R. Bogoch, S. Boonen, M.-L. Brandi, A. R. McLellan, P. J. Mitchell, J. E. M. Sale, D. A. Wahl and the IOF CSA Fracture Working Group. Osteoporos Int. 2011 Jul;22(7):2051-2065. PubMed ID 21607807
Capture the Fracture® is a registered trademark of IOF.