Potential for Secondary Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures

The AWISS system is supporting the creation of a population wide anonymised electronic cohort of patients with osteoporotic fractures by linking EDDS data to inpatient data in SAIL.  This cohort was further linked to GP data, to assess the overall survival rates and incidence of second fractures in patients who have receive various interventions including: bone fracture risk assessments, and treatment for the secondary prevention of fractures.  Llion Davies has completed his MPH dissertation based on this work. Further analysis will be carried out in 2016/17.