The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has announced a partnership with Amgen and UCB, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, to support its Capture the Fracture(R) program.
The program aims to reduce hip and vertebral fractures by 25% by 2025.
Currently, it is estimated that more than 200 million people worldwide suffer from osteoporosis, resulting in an osteoporosis-related fracture every three seconds.
The program is global in its goal to proactively implement post-fracture care (PFC) coordination programs in hospitals and healthcare systems to help patients prevent subsequent fractures due to osteoporosis.
Even after an osteoporosis-related fracture approximately 80% of individuals at high risk are still not identified or treated.
At the core of the Capture the Fracture model is a care coordinator who can help patients with an osteoporosis-related fracture be identified, screened, diagnosed and appropriately treated to reduce their future fracture risk.
Post-fracture care coordination programs have been shown to improve diagnosis and treatment rates.
This partnership aims to double the 390 existing Capture the Fracture programs by the end of 2022, and will focus on key regions including Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe.
“The introduction of the post-fracture care model is recognised as a progressive milestone in the management of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures, and remains a profound example of what good looks like in coordination of care among multiple disconnected players,” says Professor Dr. Iris Loew-Friedrich, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President at UCB.
“Early intervention through improved post-fracture identification, diagnosis and treatment in appropriate patients can help improve outcomes while also lessening the cost burden on healthcare systems,” says Dr Darryl Sleep, Senior Vice President of Global Medical and Chief Medical Officer at Amgen.
For more information about Capture the Fracture, visit capturethefracture.org.