A one page questionnaire in the waiting room to all patients 50 or older. Required or mandatory by insurance companies will ensure doctors follow the requirement. The focus is prevention. Insurance companies can request patients to take the questionnaire to prevent further medical expenses to both, insurances and patients. Prevention is the key in this challenge. How can we create awareness of the prevention element and encourage people to take the questionnaire even when they maybe not apparent signs of osteoporosis. Just like a physical every year this questionnaire should be the norm for everyone over 50.
This process should be mandatory from insurance companies and the healthcare provided by the government, unfortunately without this key element care facilities may be inclined not to provide the questionnaire.
In immediate care facilities of emergency rooms this questionnaire should be given to every patient that comes with a broken bone over the age of 50, a report should be sent to the primary care physician for a follow up.
Campaigning for this questionnaire, on social media and television may help to make this questionnaire more popular and have patients ask for it at doctor’s offices.
The center of my idea is the questionnaire and how we can make it easily and readily available to everyone for prevention purposes.
As of today I have not found a commercial on TV, radio, or social media targeting this problem. More exposure to the questionnaire and the benefits will enhance awareness of issue.