Fracture liaison services have been developed in parts of Canada, the United States, and other countries around the world and have proven to be a cost–effective means of managing osteoporosis and reducing recurrent fractures. Such a service has not been implemented in British Columbia. As a result, there exists a large gap in osteoporosis care. This gap costs the health care system millions of dollars, and it puts many older adults through needless pain and suffering. Recently, a knowledge translation research project has begun to assist in the development and implementation of a fracture liaison service in B.C.
Napolene G. Addressing the Osteoporosis Health Care Gap in British Columbia with Fracture Liaison Services. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (33-35).