Partnership to combat osteoporosis public health burden

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 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 Capture the Fracture program helps to proactively implement post-fracture care 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.

“Osteoporosis remains a global concern, resulting in 8.9 million fractures in a single year and a previous fracture increases the risk of another osteoporosis-related fracture by 86%.

“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 Senior Vice President of Global Medical and Chief Medical Officer at Amgen, Darryl Sleep

“Supporting Capture the Fracture represents our proactive approach to care designed to predict and help prevent potentially life-altering fractures before they happen.”

Osteoporosis is treated by multiple specialties, underscoring the need for coordinated care to support patients with the disease.

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.

For more information about Capture the Fracture, visit: capturethefracture.org.