THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE USE
New benchmark set to deliver
optimal osteoporosis care throughout Asia Pacific
Launch of first pan-Asia Pacific minimum clinical standards for the screening, diagnosis & management of osteoporosis
The Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) has today (January 28, 2021) launched the first pan-Asia Pacific clinical practice standards for the screening, diagnosis, and management of osteoporosis.
Published in Osteoporosis International, ‘The APCO Framework’ comprises 16 minimum clinical standards set to serve as a benchmark for the provision of optimal osteoporosis care in the region.
The APCO Framework provides clinicians with structured, well-articulated, and readily accessible clinical practice guidelines that clearly define:
Individuals to be identified for assessment;
Relevant indications for treatment;
Appropriate selection of interventions to be made;
The guidance and information patients need for self-care;
Integration of healthcare systems for optimal provision of care; and
The need, and methods for monitoring and improving the quality of osteoporosis care.
Download The APCO Framework at www.apcobonehealth.org/apco-framework.