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2011 | 6 | 6 | 821-825

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The importance of patient clubs in the management of osteoporotic patients


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Although the significance of osteoporosis is well known worldwide, the number of patients undergoing therapy for this disease corresponds to a fraction only of the optimal proportion. In many countries, patients at a high risk of fracture - including those who have in fact sustained a typical fracture - do not receive therapy at all. Unawareness of the population, difficulties in accessing specialist care, as well as insufficient communications all contribute to the fact that a substantial percentage of patients discontinue drug therapy prematurely. Using information from a survey conducted in a club of osteoporotic patients, this paper discusses the achievements and substantiates the existence of patient associations, as well as emphasizes the need for establishing new patient clubs in Hungary.











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  • Department of Rheumatology, ‘Kenézy Gyula’ County Hospital, 2-26 Bartók Béla str., Debrecen, 4032, Hungary
  • Special Ambulance of Orthopedic Surgery of District XIX, 122 Ady Endre str., Budapest, 1195, Hungary
  • University of Szeged, Department of Ortopedic Surgery, 109 Tisza Lajos ave., Szeged, 6725, Hungary
  • Department of Ortopedic Surgery, University of Budapest, 27 Karolina str., Budapest, 1113, Hungary


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