An integrated service, initiated by community pharmacists, for the prevention of osteoporosis

Project Details
Project ID: 2002-026
Type: Investigator Initiated
Status: Completed
Institution: University of Sydney
Chief Investigator: : Dr Susan Taylor

Project Summary

This study aims to develop, implement and evaluate an integrated service, which will be delivered by community pharmacists, for the prevention of osteoporosis. In addition, it aims to determine whether measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) in the pharmacy increases the effectiveness of the risk assessment /referral service in terms of adherence to advice and uptake of referral, compared with the same service offered without BMD and compared with the standard pharmacy service offered to consumers who enquire about osteoporosis.