Osteoporosis in the age of COVID-19
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“In a crisis, every little thing counts”
As the world grapples with the crisis of COVID-19, established economies and healthcare systems have been brought to their knees. Tough decisions regarding redirection of resources away from the management of conditions deemed “nonessential” are being made. Osteoporosis kills. Hip fractures remain a catastrophic event with a 1-year mortality of 20% and are a leading cause of morbidity and loss of functional independence in older members of our society. How can we balance urgent resourcing of our acute crisis while not abandoning the real need of patients with osteoporosis.

This article offers a few practical solutions. Suggestions are provided in the posters attached.

Note: This list is a brief compilation of some of the key recommendations included in the article and is not exhaustive and does not constitute medical advice.

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