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Global Study Shows That Majority of Women with Osteoporosis Do Not Consider Themselves at Higher Risk for Fractures
Date:9/15/2008

respectively). The mean health utility score ranged from 0.76 for women with wrist fractures to 0.64 for women with spinal fractures.

GLOW is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from The Alliance for Better Bone Health (Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and sanofi-aventis) and is being directed by The Center for Outcomes Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School. For more information, visit: http://www.outcomes.org/glow/

About the Center for Outcomes Research (COR)

COR is based at the University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, USA. The mission of COR is to collect and evaluate data that reflect real world practices and outcomes and to provide physicians with confidential reports that allow comparison of their practices to evidence based performance standards. For more information, please visit: http://www.outcomes.org

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