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Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) in Nova Scotia: A Primary Health Care program improving osteoporosis care for patients presenting with fragility fractures

A province-wide post fracture care gap has previously been documented in Nova Scotia: in 2010, only 23% of hip fracture patients received osteoporosis medication within 6 months of their fracture.1 With the assistance of the Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH) Foundation and a philanthropic grant from Sun Life Financial, the first Nova Scotia (NS) FLS was […]

Breaking the cycle of recurrent fractures: 2019 Implementation Science Team Project Grant Recipient

After rigorous peer review, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) recently awarded the Fraser Health Authority team in British Columbia (BC), a three-year project team grant worth $500,000. The project, titled “Breaking the cycle of recurrent fracture: Scaling up a secondary fracture prevention program in Fraser Health to inform spread across British Columbia”, […]

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Osteoporosis Canada (OC) is pleased to announce the updated version of “Key performance indicators (KPIs) for Canadian FLSs (v2.0)”. Version 2 of the OC FLS KPIs brings in new learnings from OC’s first national audit released in September 2018. The FLS KPIs provide: A way to measure the performance of the FLS at the level […]

Congratulations to Fraser Health’s Fracture Liaison Service team!

A development grant to improve osteoporosis care for fragility fracture patients has been awarded to British Columbia’s Fraser Health Authority. Funding for “Breaking The Cycle Of Recurrent Fracture: Scaling Up A Fracture Prevention Program In British Columbia” was awarded by the Michel Smith Foundation for Health Research. Osteoporosis Canada congratulates the project co-leads, Dr. Sonia […]

Osteoporosis Canada’s first national FLS audit

The results from Osteoporosis Canada’s first national FLS audit demonstrate the positive impact of Canadian FLSs on the lives of fragility fracture patients. The promising results, released in September 2018, are included in the “Report from Canada’s first national FLS audit” which provides an overview of the audit for the cohort of patients enrolled in […]

Osteoporosis Canada to Launch New FLS Registry

Osteoporosis Canada (OC) is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the OC FLS Registry. The OC FLS Registry will be an online map profiling FLS programs across Canada, which meet OC’s Essential Elements of Fracture Liaison Services. The Registry will allow insight into the breadth and location of FLS across the country. It will serve […]

Quality Standards for FLS in Canada Document Receives Additional Endorsements

Osteoporosis Canada’s Quality Standards for Fracture Liaison Services in Canada were developed to support implementation of effective FLS. They provide clear guidance for healthcare professionals and administrators on what an effective FLS will deliver, and assurance that the FLS can be set up for success at the time of implementation. To date, the Quality Standards have been […]