Demystifying ageing: Lifting the burden of fragility fractures and osteoporosis in Asia-Pacific

October 26, 2017
Global

Demystifying ageing: Lifting the burden of fragility fractures and osteoporosis in Asia-Pacific is based on the findings of the Asia-Pacific fracture and osteoporosis scorecard, created by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by Amgen, along with 21 in-depth interviews with global experts. The scorecard was developed to assess the burden and response of health systems in addressing fragility fractures and osteoporosis, over eight economies: Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. The key findings are: 

  • Health systems need to do more to respond to rising numbers of fracture and osteoporosis prevalence driven by ageing.
  • A fracture epidemic is preventable.
  • The awareness of, and attention to, osteoporosis and the fractures that come in its wake varies and is often insufficient.
  • Data on fragility fractures and osteoporosis urgently need improvement.
  • A multi-stakeholder approach is required to tackle the problem from various angles.

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