Fracture Care Liaison Program Improves Quality of Life in Osteoporosis
Josee DeLisle, RN, and colleagues evaluated quality-of-life outcomes in patients who were seen at hospitals that had a fracture care liaison management program in Montreal. At baseline, patients with osteoporosis who had experienced a fracture had physical component scores that were significantly lower than normative Canadian data. After 18 months with the program, however, their scores normalized. Overall, the researchers found better outcomes with patients who experienced upper limb fractures as compared with lower limb or vertebral fractures.