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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5472789, 1 page
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5472789
Corrigendum

Corrigendum to “A Clinical Decision Support System for the Diagnosis, Fracture Risks and Treatment of Osteoporosis”

1Institute of Biomedical and Neural Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, Reykjavik University, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
2Centre for Rheumatology Research, University Hospital, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
3Faculty of Medicine, Debrecen University, Debrecen 4032, Hungary
4Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
5Osteoporosis Clinic, Akureyri Hospital, 600 Akureyri, Iceland
6Department of Immunology, University Hospital, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

Correspondence should be addressed to Bjarni V. Halldorsson; si.ur@hvinrajb

Received 20 April 2017; Accepted 4 May 2017; Published 29 June 2017

Copyright © 2017 Bjarni V. Halldorsson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In the article titled “A Clinical Decision Support System for the Diagnosis, Fracture Risks and Treatment of Osteoporosis” [1], there was an error regarding the FRAX® tool, which should be clarified as follows.

The article notes: “the computed 10-year risk of fracture was based on the World Health Organization (WHO) fracture risk assessment recommendations ”; “Several risk calculator tools for bone fractures have been presented, but only FRAX has been recommended and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO).” However, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not develop, test, or endorse the FRAX tool or its recommendations [2]. The metabolic bone disease unit at the University of Sheffield that developed FRAX was a WHO Collaborating Centre from 1991 to 2010, but treatment guidelines must undergo a formal process before they can be endorsed by the WHO.

References

  1. B. V. Halldorsson, A. H. Bjornsson, H. T. Gudmundsson, E. O. Birgisson, B. R. Ludviksson, and B. Gudbjornsson, “A clinical decision support system for the diagnosis, fracture risks and treatment of osteoporosis,” Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, vol. 2015, Article ID 189769, 7 pages, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. N. Ford, S. L. Norris, and S. R. Hill, “Clarifying WHO’s position on the FRAX® tool for fracture prediction,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 94, no. 12, pp. 862–862, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar