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Activity description


Ideaspharm Pty Ltd (T/A Your Secretariat)

Prospective Clinical Audit targeting patients in general practice, who are at risk of osteoporosis who have never been assessed or treated for this condition.

Relevance to General Practice

Osteoporotic fractures are associated with significant morbidity and excess mortality. In 2012, over 22,000 hip fractures and another 117,000 non-hip fragility fractures occurred in Australia alone, However, despite the wide availability of reliable diagnostics as well as safe, highly effective and inexpensive medical treatments, 70-80% of patients with osteoporotic fractures are not being adequately diagnosed and treated.

In this ageing population, General Practitioners are the frontline managers of osteoporosis, with patients at risk, a significant make up of their patient database, thus the relevance of this audit is extremely high.

Learning outcomes

  1. Utilise practice software screening tools, to identify at risk patients who have not been assessed or treated for osteoporosis to improve patient care
  2. Implement a structured patient recall service to screen and diagnose patients who may be at risk of osteoporosis * Systems based patient safety outcome
  3. Analyse and compare their own management of osteopaenic and osteoporotic patients to that of other GPs’
  4. Evaluate their screening and diagnosis of osteoporosis against national best practice guidelines.

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Shared decision making and informed consent are explained and obtained

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Care of older people
  • General practice research

Activity sponsor

Amgen Australia, Level 7, 123 Epping Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
QI activity

Session summary


Wednesday 17 May 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time







By invitation only

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Natasha Whitwell
T: 0413369507