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Project ImPACT: Osteoporosis

The Results

The Results

The pharmacists screened 532 patients and were able to contact 305 of these patients for follow-up interviews 3 to 6 months later.

  • 70% of the 532 patients screened were at high or moderate risk for future fracture
  • A total of 78% of patients indicated that they had no prior knowledge of their risk for future fracture.
  • 29% of patients scheduled a physician visit after the screeningand 19% of patients were initiated on medications for preventing and treating osteoporosis due to physician referral.
  • The majority of patients participating in pharmacy-based Bone Mineral Density screenings initiated medication and lifestyle changes, including diet changes, calcium and vitamin D supplementation, and performing weight bearing exercises, 
  • Participating pharmacies received payment for both the osteoporosis screening and the collaborative health management services.

 

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