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Comparative Effectiveness of Pharmacologic Treatments to Prevent Fractures: Is This All We Need to Know?Pharmacologic Treatments to Prevent Fractures

Heike A. Bischoff-Ferrari, MD, DrPH; and Otto Meyer, MD
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This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 9 September 2014.

From Geriatric Clinic, University Hospital Zurich, Centre on Aging and Mobility, University of Zurich, and City Hospital Waid, Zurich, Switzerland.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-1942.

Requests for Single Reprints: Heike A. Bischoff-Ferrari, MD, DrPH, Geriatric Clinic, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland; e-mail, Heike.Bischoff@usz.ch.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Bischoff-Ferrari and Meyer: Geriatric Clinic, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland.

Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(10):755-756. doi:10.7326/M14-1942
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In this issue, Crandall and colleagues report a systematic review of the comparative effectiveness of pharmacologic treatments to prevent fractures. The editorialists discuss the review and caution that while it provides helpful information to guide clinical decision making, its findings may not apply to patients aged 75 years or older and those aged 80 years or older with nonskeletal risk factors for falls.

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