Barriers to the implementation of evidence in osteoporosis treatment in hip fracture

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An audit at a private tertiary hospital showed low rates of assessment and treatment of osteoporosis in minimal trauma patients of hip fracture. A survey sent to all doctors involved in hip fracture care to establish medical beliefs about effective management of osteoporosis in minimal trauma hip fracture patients showed a lack of ownership for investigation and beliefs influencing treatment choices. Understanding the barriers to the translation of evidence into practice is vital to improve patient care.

Keywords: belief; hip fracture; medical; osteoporosis; treatment

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Cabrini-Monash Department of Medicine, Cabrini Institute, Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication date: March 1, 2009

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