It is hypothesized that the introduction of decision aids will improve the quality of treatment decisions regarding fracture by leading to bisphosphonate start eliciting patient involvment in the decision making process. It is hypothesized that patients will become more involved in the decision making process and decisions will be more consistent with patients' lifestyles--decision aids (DAs) will lead to bisphosphonate start and adherence in patients at high risk of fracture and to patients stopping medication or not starting in patients at low risk.
Strong bones are important for getting us through an unpredictable day. But for some people, a bone may break even after a minor fall or mild impact. This type of break is called a fragility fracture and it can be a sign of osteoporosis. To help individuals who have had a fragility fracture reduce their chances of having another fracture in the future, the Foundation has developed a Shared Decision-Making® program called Osteoporosis: Preventing Another Fracture.