Lecture 1 Outline:
I. Overview: Epidemuiology of osteoporosis (OP)
A. Health care costs
B. Fractures and OP
C. Who is affected?
D. Chiropractic perspectives
II. Why should we care about OP?
A. Global ageing
B. Defining OP: the gold standard assessment
C. OP-related fractures and their impact on health
D.Hip fractures and falls
III Where in the World is OP the biggest concern?
A North America
D. North vs. south, urban vs rural
E. Men vs. women
IV. Epidemiology and our diagnostic thinking as Chiropractors
A. Recognizing the patient at risk
B. Assessing for risk
C. Advising patients with the evidence in mind
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