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...Expand abstract
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Pharmaceutical treatment of symptomatic vertebral fractures in primary care.
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