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Table 2 Percent (n) of patients with osteoporosis pharmacotherapy within 6-months of discharge

From: Improving care after hip fracture: the fracture? Think osteoporosis (FTOP) program

  2008
(n=110)
2011
(n=97)
Taking OP medication by 6-months 75% 56%
(82/110) (54/97)
   Initiated after involvement in FTOPa 35% 30%
(39/110) (29/97)
   Taking at baseline n = 44 N = 28
   Discontinued treatment after baseline n = 1 n = 3
Taking vitamin D supplement (≥800 IU) by 6-monthsb 94% 93%
(103/110) (90/97)
   Initiated after involvement in FTOPc 36% 28%
(40/110) (27/97)
   Taking at baseline n = 66 N = 65
   Discontinued treatment after baseline n = 3 n = 2
Taking calcium supplement (≥500 mg) by 6-monthsb 93% 81%
(102/110) (79/97)
   Initiated after involvement in FTOPd 36% 26%
(40/110) (25/97)
   Taking at baseline n = 66 60
   Discontinued treatment after baseline n = 4 n = 6
  1. aPatients were not previously taking osteoporosis medication. (OP = osteoporosis).
  2. bFor patients who were not contacted at 6-months (because they taking osteoporosis treatment at the 2-month assessment), the answer the provided regarding supplementation at 2-month assessment was used.
  3. cPatients not taking any vitamin D prior to FTOP.
  4. dPatients not taking any calcium prior to FTOP.