Navigation Links
US healthcare system can't keep up with number of baby boomers' bone fractures
Date:3/17/2011

Los Angeles, CA (March 16, 2011) Many Baby Boomers will experience a bone fracture as they age, and the current US healthcare system is not prepared to provide the necessary care required, according to a special monograph released in the January 2011 issue of Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation (GOS), published by SAGE.

The first members of the post World War II Baby Boom generation will reach 65 years old this year. The Baby Boomers encompass an estimated 78 million Americans and are expected to live longer and healthier than preceding generations, however, due to their advancing age, will likely experience fragility fractures (a fracture from a weak or osteoporotic bone). The GOS Editors have addressed the challenge of caring for this specialized population, with the release of "A Guide to Improving the Care of Patients with Fragility Fractures."

Written as a guide for physicians, nurses, therapists, hospital administrators, and students, this monograph offers an evidence-based approach to better quality but still cost-effective care of patients dealing with fragility fractures. The well-written, thoroughly-referenced and detailed Guide provides direction to improve both the system of care and on-site specific fracture management, detailing such subjects as:

  • The scope of the problem
  • Different types of fractures
  • Hospital admission and preoperative care
  • Surgery
  • Postoperative considerations
  • Non-surgical options
  • Rehabilitation and nutrition
  • Models of care throughout the US

"The scope of fragility fractures in the United States is large and will grow over the next 20 years as the population ages," write editors Stephen L. Kates, MD and Simon C. Mears, MD, PhD. "There is much that can be done to idealize the outcomes of these patients. Additional research is needed to further improve the quality of care. We plan to update this blue book as new information co
'/>"/>

Contact: Ashley Wrye
media.inquiries@sagepub.com
SAGE Publications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Innovative International Healthcare Partnership established at Arizona State University
2. Scott & White Healthcare -- Round Rock performing surgery without incisions for heartburn
3. Scott & White Healthcare receives Consumer Choice Award for seventh year
4. Scott & White Healthcare receives designation as Neuroscience Center of Excellence
5. Scott & White Healthcare to participate in international trial investigating lung cancer treatment
6. Scott & White Healthcare study aimed at T-cell lymphoma
7. DNV Healthcare Inc. Expands to New Administrative Headquarters for US Hospital Accreditation Services
8. Ochsner Health System Connects Community Physicians to Electronic Medical Records; Orion Health HIE Solution Provides Access to Healthcare Providers Across the Gulf South
9. Larry Watkins Joins QualEDIx as Executive Vice President, Healthcare Strategy and Business Development
10. HealthSmart Hosts First Forum on National Healthcare Reform and Trends
11. High Customer Retention and Continual Product Demand Drive Steady Growth for Innovative Healthcare Company
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... Park Cities Pet Sitter , Inc. has announced ... donation drive that benefits the animal shelter and rescue communities. ... with the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Shelter ... , As part of their participation, Park Cities Pet Sitter ... the Presents 4 Pets drive from their client base, as ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20, 2014 A common approach to ... blood did not improve survival chances for people who ... experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ... PLOS One , suggest acute hemodialysis, an aggressive method ... failure, may not provide a definitive benefit to the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... With 3943.8% growth, Connexion Point ranks number ... fastest growing companies. The Inc. 500 ranks Connexion Point 12th, ... Point is the #1 fastest growing company in Utah. , ... and its clients include four of the top 10 health ... and has offices and contact centers in Salt Lake City, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... cancer - using Botox. A study presented in the ... shows that cancer growth could be suppressed by eliminating ... cancer stem cells. The approach thus treated the cancer. ... and efficient. The researchers have thus far tested the ... humans. , The nervous system is crucial in regulating ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... most common cause of endophthalmitis, a potentially blinding condition ... eye injections, are the well-known staphylococci ("staph") ... a study published in the August issue of ... years of cases at New York Eye and Ear ... study found that gram-positive bacteria, which include staph and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Announces Participation in the 2014 National Association of Professional Pet Sitters “Presents 4 Pets” Program 2Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Announces Participation in the 2014 National Association of Professional Pet Sitters “Presents 4 Pets” Program 3Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Announces Participation in the 2014 National Association of Professional Pet Sitters “Presents 4 Pets” Program 4Health News:Pitt analysis questions use of acute hemodialysis treatment 2Health News:With 3943.8% Growth, Connexion Point, a Leader in Contact Centers for Health Care, Ranks 86th on the Inc. 500 List as One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Companies 2Health News:Treating gastric cancer -- with Botox 2Health News:Researchers pinpoint most common causes of dangerous eye infection post surgery and trauma 2Health News:Researchers pinpoint most common causes of dangerous eye infection post surgery and trauma 3
... Pills Can Make Headaches Worse, YONKERS, N.Y., ... from frequent headaches to talk to their doctors,before ... prescription,and over-the-counter pain medications can make headaches worse, ... who reports in,CR,s October issue on how some ...
... Resources and Helpline Now,Available, HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2 ... Indoor Air Act fast approaching, the,Department of Health is ... the law that will ban smoking in most public ... Guidance and a downloadable toolkit for public places ...
... new presidential,administration on the way, health care reform ... on what may come, attendees of the 2008,Republican ... than,Halleland Health Consulting, which is making itself available ... group and its law firm parent -- Minneapolis-based,Halleland ...
... Inc.,(NYSE: CSA ) announces the signing of ... office building and outpatient treatment center in,Pensacola, Florida., ... first synergy project since the,closing of the merger ... Spencer Company). The project will include design/build,(architectural, engineering ...
... Californians took benefit of nation,s 1st such law, passed in ... with chronically ill kids have made use of California,s pioneering ... even aware it exists, according to researchers at the Rand ... family leave law. It is funded by employees through an ...
... Pollution, HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2 The ... partnerships have,forecast an air quality action day for ... air quality forecast predicts Wednesday will be code ... Washington and,Westmoreland counties., The U.S. Environmental Protection ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Consumer Reports Urges Chronic Headache Sufferers to Examine Their Use of Pain Relief Drugs 2Health News:Consumer Reports Urges Chronic Headache Sufferers to Examine Their Use of Pain Relief Drugs 3Health News:PA Department of Health Reminds Businesses to Prepare to Implement Clean Indoor Air Act 2Health News:INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY: Halleland Health Consulting Makes Health Policy Expertise Available During RNC Week 2Health News:Cogdell Spencer Announces First Synergy Project in Pensacola, Florida 2Health News:Cogdell Spencer Announces First Synergy Project in Pensacola, Florida 3Health News:Paid Family Leave Program Goes Mostly Unused 2Health News:Air Quality Action Day Forecast Wednesday for Pittsburgh Region 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ:   TROV), a developer ... two clinical studies will be presented at the 29th ... test for the detection of high risk strains of ... take place in Seattle from ... a new U.S. patent was issued earlier this year ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , August 20, 2014 ... Conducted in the US  KalVista Pharmaceuticals ("KalVista"), ... edema (DME), today announces that it has begun a ... plasma kallikrein inhibitor, KVD001, for the treatment of DME. ... of the Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center; Harvard ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... , Aug. 19, 2014 Minimally Invasive Devices ... medical device company, announced today that Mitsubishi Corporation has ... robotic visualization system in Japan . ... in Japan in the second ... the exclusive distributor for Karl Storz GMBH & Co. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Trovagene Provides Update on Its Urine-Based HPV Test 2Trovagene Provides Update on Its Urine-Based HPV Test 3KalVista Pharmaceuticals Announces Start of Clinical Development for Novel Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema 2KalVista Pharmaceuticals Announces Start of Clinical Development for Novel Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema 3KalVista Pharmaceuticals Announces Start of Clinical Development for Novel Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema 4Minimally Invasive Devices and Mitsubishi Medical Japan Forge Exclusive Distribution Agreement 2