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Int Sch Res Notices. 2017; 2017: 3689474.
Published online 2017 July 12. doi:  10.1155/2017/3689474
PMCID: PMC5529647

Corrigendum to “Risk Factors for Fracture in Diabetes: The Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study”

In the article titled “Risk Factors for Fracture in Diabetes: The Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study” [1], there was an error regarding the FRAX® tool, which should be clarified as follows.

The article notes: “The WHO fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX), a commonly used fracture prediction tool, has been found to underestimate fracture risk in the diabetic population [10].” 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. Fraser L., Papaioannou A., Adachi J. D., Ma J., Thabane L. Risk factors for fracture in diabetes: the canadian multicentre osteoporosis study. ISRN Epidemiology. 2013;2013:6. doi: 10.5402/2013/249874.249874 [Cross Ref]
2. Ford N., Norris S. L., Hill S. R. Clarifying WHO’s position on the FRAX® tool for fracture prediction. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2016;94(12, article 862) doi: 10.2471/BLT.16.188532. [PMC free article] [PubMed] [Cross Ref]

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