It seems like the government has played smartly by encouraging GPs to treat more and more patients to receive incentives and to reduce the number of cases of osteoporosis. The osteoporosis is a disorder in which the density of the bone is affected. A person affected with the disorder is vulnerable of being affected with fracture.
It has been informed that as per a new rule, the GPs would be paid on the basis of the patients they treat with osteoporosis. It is believed that through this initiative as many as 300,000 fractures in a year could be prevented.
There are many patients who suffer multiple fractures because of the osteoporosis disorder. About three million people in Britain are believed to be suffering from the osteoporosis disorder. Dr. Graham Davenport from the Dr. Graham Davenport was reported as saying, "There are simple steps that every GP can take to prevent fractures and when an older person presents with a fracture, we should take a moment to question whether this patient could have osteoporosis".
The Chief Executive of the National Osteoporosis Society, Claire Severgnini is of the view that the new rules would help in treating osteoporosis significantly. It is estimated that with the implementation of the new rule, a GP can earn £1,500 a year for treating osteoporosis patients.
Hip fracture is believed to be the most distressing fracture, which can also lead to death. Multiple fractures experienced by the elders can put their life at risk. Therefore, it is required that the patients with bone disorder should be provided with timely treatment.
It has been informed that the new rule has been implemented today in the NHS. The patients suffering with osteoporosis would definitely be benefited by the new rule which is also called pay deal among the medical practitioners.