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Table 1 Numbers and Percentage response from GP's and Orthopaedic Surgeons to the three clinical scenarios.

From: Are osteoporotic fractures being adequately investigated?: A questionnaire of GP & orthopaedic surgeons

  Ortho GP Ortho GP Ortho GP
ACTION 55 Yr Old Colles # 60 Yr Old Wedge# 70 Yr Old NOF #
No Request for Investigation 66 (56%) 51 (45%) 34 (29%) 28 (25%) 78 (66%) 46 (40%)
Letter to GP 31 (27%) - 51 (43%) - 19 (16%) -
Ix if Prompted by Ortho - 21 (19%) - 9 (8%) - 21 (19%)
Ix if Prompted by Patient - 3 (3%) - 3 (3%) - 2 (2%)
Assess Patient/Start Treatment 8 (7%) 36 (32%) 16 (14%) 65 (58%) 13 (11%) 42 (37%)
Refer to Local Osteoporosis Clinic 12 (10%) 1 (1%) 16 (14%) 7 (6%) 7 (6%) 1 (1%)