An elderly man walks down a street in Sham Shui Po in June. Older adults are prone to bone fractures as a result of osteoporosis. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong’s elderly and the public health care system would benefit from neighbourhood osteoporosis screenings

  • Given the long wait time for a bone density scan at public hospitals and the high cost of surgeries to treat fractures, collaboration between the government, NGOs and private doctors and labs at the district level to detect osteoporosis must be encouraged
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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An elderly man walks down a street in Sham Shui Po in June. Older adults are prone to bone fractures as a result of osteoporosis. Photo: Edmond So
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