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Clinical recommendations for the prevention of secondary fractures among older adults with hip or vertebral fracture have been issued by a multi-stakeholder coalition assembled by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and published online Sept. 20 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Recommendations Developed for Preventing Secondary Fractures

Coalition reaches consensus on guidance for patients 65 years and older with hip or vertebral fracture
There is a dose-dependent relationship between diagnosis of osteoporosis and statin treatment

Statins Tied to Osteoporosis in Dose-Dependent Manner

Low-dose statins may offer protective effect against osteoporosis
Minority racial and ethnic groups are more likely to perceive the importance of seeing a health care provider who shares or understands their culture

Racial, Ethnic Minorities Want to See Doctor Who Shares Their Culture

Minorities more likely to report difficulty seeing a culturally similar health care provider
A class of diabetes drugs

SGLT2 Inhibitors Protect Against Kidney Disease in T2DM

Reduction seen for risk of dialysis, transplantation, or death due to kidney disease
Seasonal influenza viruses are circulating widely in the Southern Hemisphere

CDC: Seasonal Influenza Viruses Circulating in Southern Hemisphere

Influenza A(H3) predominating in many regions in Southern Hemisphere; influenza activity low in U.S.
Active acute respiratory illness surveillance can be implemented among patients and staff in an adult long-term care facility

Acute Respiratory Viral Illness Surveillance Possible in Long-Term Care

Data revealed many health care personnel who reported an illness said they worked when sick
Among individuals with type 2 diabetes

Maintaining Weight Loss Cuts Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM

Allowing weight regain as part of maintenance reduces cardiometabolic benefit for many risk factors
Medicare graduate medical education payments increased significantly from 2000 to 2015

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments

Increase mainly due to indirect payments, primarily inpatient costs rather than resident-to-bed ratio
Revision of decades-old Medicare rules meant to prevent fraud has been proposed by the Trump administration.

Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised

Current rules make it difficult for hospitals and doctors to work together, officials say
In the published literature

Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature

But effect size may be smaller than reported, especially for objective quality measures