Funding Osteoporotic Re-fracture Prevention – Allied Health
obtain resources from Leading Better Value Care funding to support employment
of a Physiotherapist & Occupational Therapist under the clinical
initiative – Osteoporotic Re-fracture Prevention.
The service provided by a 0.5 FTE Physiotherapist &
0.5 FTE Occupational Therapist ($96K) will provide individuals predisposed to
minimal trauma fractures (MTF)
Identification of people presenting with MTF
Provide health education to support the patient in
understanding the need to address their bone health
Provide early access to investigations e.g. bone
density scanning, various blood serum levels that can help identify the cause
of reduced bone density
Provide early access to treatment e.g. medical
assessment and treatment, falls prevention and physical activity
prescription, dietary advice
Supportive review over time to ensure primary care
monitoring and self-management support.
The Occupational therapist will give the case management
aspect, the ADL and IADL functional assessment and management to the assessment
of the patient.
Osteoporosis is a chronic disease that is characterised by
reduced bone density and strength which predispose to minimal trauma
The model of care was designed to guide best
practice coordinated, multi-disciplinary care to improve outcomes for people
with MTF, resulting in reduced refracture rates and the resultant health
usage, morbidity and mortality that refracture causes.
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