The importance of patient clubs in the management of osteoporotic patients

J. Gaál, László Farkas, T. Bender, Péter Somogyi

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Abstract

Although the significance of osteoporosis is well known worldwide, the number of patients undergoing therapy for this disease corresponds to a fraction only of the optimal proportion. In many countries, patients at a high risk of fracture - including those who have in fact sustained a typical fracture - do not receive therapy at all. Unawareness of the population, difficulties in accessing specialist care, as well as insufficient communications all contribute to the fact that a substantial percentage of patients discontinue drug therapy prematurely. Using information from a survey conducted in a club of osteoporotic patients, this paper discusses the achievements and substantiates the existence of patient associations, as well as emphasizes the need for establishing new patient clubs in Hungary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-825
Number of pages5
JournalCentral European Journal of Medicine
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - dec. 2011

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Osteoporosis
Communication
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Therapeutics
Population
Surveys and Questionnaires

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The importance of patient clubs in the management of osteoporotic patients. / Gaál, J.; Farkas, László; Bender, T.; Somogyi, Péter.

In: Central European Journal of Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 6, 12.2011, p. 821-825.

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