Getting hip to vitamin D

A study led by John R. Stephens, MD, finds that simple interventions, consisting of a change in computerized order set and presentation of evidence and data from group practice, led to significant improvement in the assessment and treatment of vitamin D deficiency in elderly patients with hip fracture.

Getting hip to vitamin D click to enlarge John R. Stephens, MD

John R. Stephens, MD, associate professor in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, is corresponding author of  a study published in the November 2014 issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

The article, "Getting hip to vitamin D: A hospitalist project for improving the assessment and treatment of vitamin D deficiency in elderly patients with hip fracture," found that the percentage of patients screened for vitamin D deficiency improved from 37.2% before implementation of the intervention to 93.5%. You can read the full article here

Co-authors of the study are Christine Williams, MD; Paul Ossman, MD; and Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH, and Eric Edwards, MD, FAAP.

 

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