A comparison of two electronic search tools to identify patients with osteoporotic fractures
Over 70% of patients who suffer a minimal trauma fracture (MTF) remain undiagnosed and untreated for osteoporosis.
Most Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) use manual file searches for the identification of patients with MTFs. However the efficacy of case finding can be improved by electronic search tools which screen medical records for fractures.
This research project assessed the efficacy of two new electronic tools in identifying MTFs at two tertiary hospitals in Sydney, finding both tools were superior to manual file searches and recommended that a hybrid tool that combined their different strengths would be ideal.
This project was supported by the SOS Fracture Alliance and presented at the 30th Australia and New Zealand Bone Mineral Society's Annual Scientific Meeting on Oct 14th-16th 2020.
See a video summary of the project below or view ANZBMS ASM poster here:
Citation: Baker K, Wijewardene A et al (2020), "A comparison of two electronic search tools to identify patients with osteoporotic fractures", Proceedings of the ANZBMS 30th Annual Scientific Meeting (In Press), Oct 14-16th (Online).