Garvan Institute's fracture risk tool 'outperforms BMD'

The predictive performance of the calculator has been elucidated in a large overseas registry study

An Australian-developed fracture risk algorithm is better at stratifying five-year risk than bone mineral density or individual clinical risk factors alone, a study shows.

Senior woman who has fallen

Furthermore, the online tool — the Garvan Fracture Risk Calculator (FRC) — is particularly effective at detecting women at high risk of hip fracture, the results suggest.

In a collaboration between the developer—Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research—and Canadian researchers, the

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