Patient journey: osteoporosis research

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RA Partners undertook a study to model the patient journey for men with osteoporosis with the purpose of determining unmet needs across the EU5. The study compared triggers for diagnosis and treatment initiation across physician type and country. We investigated how risk assessment and bone mineral density measurements use differ and the role of different specialities in managing patients throughout their journey. The factors influencing therapy selection and the role of injectables in the treatment paradigm and how different physicians consider the benefit/risk ratio of short and long-term therapy across all classes of medications was also modelled.