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Corrigendum | Open Access

Volume 2017 |Article ID 3814602 | 1 page | https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3814602

Corrigendum to “Risk Factors for Falls and Fragility Fractures in Community-Dwelling Seniors: A One-Year Prospective Study”

Received20 Apr 2017
Accepted04 May 2017
Published02 Jul 2017

In the article titled “Risk Factors for Falls and Fragility Fractures in Community-Dwelling Seniors: A One-Year Prospective Study” [1], there was an error regarding the FRAX® tool, which should be clarified as follows.

The article notes: “FRAX is a tool that can help assess fracture risk. Launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008.” 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. S. Song, J. C. MacDermid, and R. Grewal, “Risk factors for falls and fragility fractures in community-dwelling seniors: a one-year prospective study,” ISRN Rehabilitation, vol. 2013, Article ID 935924, 8 pages, 2013. View at: Publisher Site | Google Scholar
  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 Site | Google Scholar

Copyright © 2017 Sacha Song 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.

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