Osteoporosis in the European Community: Action Plan

Osteoporosis in the European Community: Action Plan (2003)This report, published in November 2003, was launched in November 2003 at the European Parliament in Brussels by the European Union Osteoporosis Consultation Panel. It outlines the key practical steps to be taken by the EU member states in order to make progress towards the realization of the Eight Recommendations made by the EC in 1998.

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The key message of the Action Plan is that member states must take the following actions in order to move further towards making osteoporosis a government priority:

Step 1: Awareness-raising campaigns
Step 2: Preventive strategies: lifestyle considerations
Step 3: Guidelines for the prevention of osteoporosis-related fractures
Step 4: Fracture care, rehabilitation and prevention of falls
Step 5: Economic data
Step 6: Evaluation and planning the allocation of resources, European fracture database

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