Approximately 3 million people in the UK are thought to have osteoporosis. A round 230,000 people every year suffer a fracture because of osteoporosis at an estimated cost to the NHS of 1.8 billion pounds a year.
Health Intelligence’s Osteoporosis Dashboard reports on:
- Patients with established Osteoporosis or Osteopenia – presents the prevalence and incidence of patients with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.
- Patients “likely to have” the Osteoporosis – This set of reports identifies patients whose data suggests that they may have Osteoporosis but a diagnosis has not been recorded on the practice's clinical system. Hospital Secondary User Service (SUS) data has also been used to help identify patients who should be diagnosed.
- Patients at risk of developing Osteoporosis – This set of reports identifies people who are at increased risk of developing or who may have already developed undiagnosed Osteoporosis. The dashboard also contains the FRAX algorithm which assesses the ten-year risk of osteoporosis fracture based on an individual’s risk factors.
- Optimal Management Index – It is clear from NSF guidance and NICE what elements of care a patient with Osteoporosis should be receiving. Health Intelligence’s Optimal Management Index counts up the number of elements of care each Osteoporosis patient is receiving. A profile then highlights the patients with the most gaps in their care.
- Diagnostic Activity – Profiles patients who may benefit from a referral for a DEXA Scan. Hospital Secondary User Service (SUS) data has also been used to help identify patients who have been referred for a DEXA scan but no results have been recorded.