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Hall SF, Wright NC, Wolinsky FD
The prevalence of overtreatment of osteoporosis: results from the PAADRN trial.
There is a robust body of literature addressing undertreatment in osteoporosis, but limited data addressing overtreatment. In this study, the investigators sought to understand overtreatment as this understanding is important to minimizing harm and decrease costs. The investigators found that in their sample of older adults, overuse of osteoporosis pharmacotherapy was only 8.1%. Nevertheless, they concluded, overtreatment exposed patients to possible risk with negligible chance of benefit and should be minimized.
Citation: Hall SF, Wright NC, Wolinsky FD . The prevalence of overtreatment of osteoporosis: results from the PAADRN trial. Arch Osteoporos 2018 Sep 28;13(1):103. doi: 10.1007/s11657-018-0517-6..
Keywords: Osteoporosis, Decision Making, Medication, Elderly, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient and Family Engagement, Care Management