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Predicting risk of osteoporotic and hip fracture in the United Kingdom: prospective independent and external validation of QFractureScores.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of the QFractureScores for predicting the 10 year risk of osteoporotic and hip fractures in an independent UK cohort of patients from general practice records. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: 364 UK general practices contributing to The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. PARTICIPANTS: 2.2 million adults registered with a general practice between 27 June 1994 and 30 June 2008, aged 30-85 (13 million person years), with 25,208 osteopor...

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10.1136/bmj.d3651

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
342
Issue:
jun22 3
Pages:
d3651
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:2eec18f7-c96f-4ccb-b49a-7f04603487ce
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374853
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pubs:374853

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