Holbæk Hospital is a public district hospital serving a population of about 250,000. The fracture liaison service was established in 2013 with provision of services for patients aged 65+ with hip fractures and patients aged 50+ with forearm fractures.
Initially serving about 450 fracture patients annually, the service has been expanded as of January 2016 to include all major osteoporotic fractures. The service is provided by nurse practitioners and by specialists in rheumatology or endocrinology. DXA, VFA and bone turnover markers are used routinely.
The FLS is led by Dr Per B Johansen, Head of Rheumatology Services and Professor Bo Abrahamsen, consultant endocrinologist.