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Post-fracture pharmacotherapy for women with osteoporotic fracture: analysis of a managed care population in the USA

Wilk, A; Sajjan, S; Modi, A; Fan, C -P S; Mavros, P
Summary: Pharmacologic therapy is recommended to reduce future fracture risk. We examined osteoporosis medications dispensed to older women after first fracture. Only 23 % received therapy during the first year post-fracture. Prior osteoporosis therapy, a prior osteoporosis diagnosis, and older age were good predictors of post-fracture osteoporosis therapy. Introduction: Pharmacologic therapy is recommended after osteoporotic fracture to reduce future fracture risk. The objective of this retrospective study was to examine osteoporosis therapy dispensed to women post-fracture. Methods: We identified women >=50 years old in a large administrative claims database from 2003 to mid-2012 who were continuously enrolled 2 years before (baseline) and 1 year after first osteoporotic fracture. Exclusions were Paget's disease or malignant neoplasm. Pre- and post-fracture osteoporosis therapies (oral and parenteral) were assessed overall and by fracture site. Conclusions: The substantial post-fracture treatment gap represents an important unmet need for women with osteoporotic fractures. Fracture liaison or adherence programs could lead to improved post-fracture treatment rates. Results: A total of 47,171 women of mean (SD) age of 63 (10) years were eligible; fractures included 8 % hip, 17 % vertebral, 73 % non-hip/non-vertebral, and 3 % multiple fracture sites. Only 18 % received osteoporosis therapy within 90 days and 23 % within 1 year post-fracture. Overall, 19 % of women had a prior osteoporosis diagnosis; 20 % had received osteoporosis therapy during baseline. Of 37,649 (80 %) women without baseline therapy, only 9 % initiated pharmacologic therapy within 1 year. The adjusted odds ratio (OR) of therapy within 1 year post-fracture was significantly greater for women who had received baseline osteoporosis therapy (versus none) and who had vertebral (OR 12.7, 95 % confidence interval (CI) 11.2-14.5), hip (15.2, 12.5-18.7), or non-hip/non-vertebral fracture (34.4, 31.7-37.3). Other significant predictors included pre-fracture osteoporosis diagnosis (1.6, 1.4-1.7) and older age (OR range, 1.3-1.7). Treatment adherence was significantly better among women with baseline osteoporosis diagnosis.
ISSN: 0937-941x
CID: 4992202

Medical housestaff survival guide

Modi, Anang
[S.l. : s.n.], 2012
ISBN: 1468009494
CID: 3039182

"Systemic manifestations and serologic profiles in patients with SLE and primary Sjogren's syndrome". [Meeting Abstract]

Patel, Vinita; Modi, Anang; Guzhva, Olena; Carsons, Steve
ISSN: 0004-3591
CID: 2520142