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Pharmaceutical treatment of symptomatic vertebral fractures in primary care.

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BACKGROUND: Vertebral fractures are associated with a reduction in quality of life and are an important predictor of other non-spine fractures. Previous work has shown that up to 60% of patients with a vertebral fracture identified in primary care remain untreated. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of pharmaceutical treatment and predictors of treatment in a primary care setting. METHODS: Case-control study using the general practice research database (GPRD). All women aged 50 years and ov...

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Publisher copy:
10.1136/ard.2003.013508

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
Annals of the rheumatic diseases
Volume:
63
Issue:
7
Pages:
853-856
Publication date:
2004-07-05
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EISSN:
1468-2060
ISSN:
0003-4967
URN:
uuid:233dbf8f-eeaa-4c6d-b5b0-e55c4af42096
Source identifiers:
126428
Local pid:
pubs:126428

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