Letters Osteoporosis risk assessment

QFracture is better than FRAX tool in assessing risk of hip fracture

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4988 (Published 23 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4988
  1. Antony Johansen, consultant orthogeriatrician1
  1. 1University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK
  1. antony.johansen{at}wales.nhs.uk

Cooper and Harvey’s editorial supports the World Health Organization’s FRAX tool as better than the QFracture algorithm in identifying osteoporotic fracture risk.1 2 However, the impact of osteoporosis is dominated by hip fracture, so these tools’ ability to predict who will sustain this devastating injury needs to be examined.

We assessed 101 patients (79 women; mean age 82.5 …

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