Fed Govt plan for 100 fracture clinics will provide ‘little benefit at high cost’

Adding 71 new clinics would prevent just 0.22% of all minimal trauma fracture by 2031, the study found.

Launching dozens more fracture liaison services in hospitals would prevent fewer than 1% of an estimated 2.4 million fractures over a decade, a modelling study shows.

The Federal Government’s National Strategic Action Plan for Osteoporosis has suggested expanding the number of fracture liaison services (FLSs) to 100, so more patients hospitalised with a fracture are immediately referred for preventive treatment.