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Journal of Osteoporosis
Volume 2011, Article ID 404969, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/404969
Research Article

Closing the Osteoporosis Care Gap in Hip Fracture Patients: An Opportunity to Decrease Recurrent Fractures and Hospital Admissions

1The Geriatric Assessment Unit, The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Y 4E9
2Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H 8M5
3School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 3-50 University Terrace, 112 Street Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2T4

Received 17 May 2011; Revised 3 July 2011; Accepted 4 July 2011

Academic Editor: E. M. Lewiecki

Copyright © 2011 Anna Byszewski 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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