Primary Care Webinar – Bisphosphonates in primary care: starting, reviewing and stopping

Bisphosphonates in primary care: starting, reviewing and stopping

In this interactive webinar, the GP and rheumatologist presenters, acknowledging the multiplicity of guidance on osteoporosis management, present a pragmatic approach to risk assessment, treatment initiation, patient reviews, and drug ‘holidays’ or cessation. A reference flowchart and potential targets for audit is also provided.

Key topics include:
• Fracture Risk Assessment – who needs one and what tools are available to undertake the assessment?
• Translating the results of the Fracture Risk Assessment into patient treatment recommendations
• The review process – when should patients treated with bisphosphonates in primary care and when is it appropriate to advise treatment breaks or treatment cessation?

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