Mailings to docs, patients boost osteoporosis care

04/22/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Rates of bone mineral density testing and bisphosphonate therapy increased after doctors and patients received letters reminding them about osteoporosis care, researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. One mailing went to physicians alone and one went to patients who had recently had a fracture as well as to their physicians. Both mailings increased testing and treatment while generating cost savings, the researchers report.

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