The management of patient with osteoporosis in clinical practice

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Title The management of patient with osteoporosis in clinical practice
 
Creator Degli Esposti, Luca
Giacomini, Elisa
Ghigi, Alessandro
Perrone, Valentina
 
Subject Adherence to therapies
Administrative databases
Osteoporosis
Therapeutic appropriateness
 
Description Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder characterized by increased bone fragility, which is associated with an enhanced fracture risk. The first fracture often represents indeed the clinical manifestation of this condition. In the present document we provided an overview of the economic and clinical impact of a not-adequate therapeutic appropriateness and suboptimal adherence to osteoporosis therapy, that are both widely reported in literature despite osteoporotic treatments have proved their efficacy in reducing fracture risk. Adequate treatment and adherence were reported to be associated with a lower risk of re-fracture and all-cause mortality. Moreover, healthcare costs in osteoporotic patients with previous fractures were significantly lower in those receiving osteoporosis treatment rather than among untreated patients. Nevertheless, these two key-factors are not improving over time. The measurement of indicators of adherence and therapeutic appropriateness allows to analyse the utilization profile of the drugs indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis and to evaluate the presence of possible deviation between the prescriptive behaviours observed in clinical practice and the recommendations reported in the guidelines. The periodic monitoring of such indicators together with prescribing audit activity could represent a useful tool for the optimization of osteoporosis management and to achieve a correct resource allocation. (Rheumatology)
 
Publisher AboutScience srl - Piazza Duca d'Aosta 12 - 20124 Milano MI (Italy)
 
Date 2021-01-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Review article
 
Format application/pdf
application/epub+zip
text/html
 
Identifier https://journals.aboutscience.eu/index.php/aboutopen/article/view/2198
10.33393/ao.2021.2198
 
Source AboutOpen; Vol. 8 No. 1 (2021): January-December 2021; 1-5
AboutOpen; V. 8 N. 1 (2021): January-December 2021; 1-5
2465-2628
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.aboutscience.eu/index.php/aboutopen/article/view/2198/2240
https://journals.aboutscience.eu/index.php/aboutopen/article/view/2198/2241
https://journals.aboutscience.eu/index.php/aboutopen/article/view/2198/2242
 
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