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Congratulations to the Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) on the launch of the revamped and revised APCO Bone Health QI Tool Kit! The Bone Health QI Toolkit enables clinicians to undertake audits of their own practices and benchmark their practices against the gold standards of care advocated in the landmark APCO Framework. It is structured to provide clear guidance to clinicians on implementing projects to improve the quality of care of their practices. The main changes reflected in the new and revamped tool kit:

  • The audit questions have been completely rephrased to reflect actual clinical encounters and practice.
  • Recommendations on how an audit can be conducted in a medical centre or practice are now provided.
  • An automated calculator that will help generate results for the audit data that the centre /practice collects is now included within the EXCEL sheet.

The revamped Bone Health QI Toolkit for each clinical standard resource kit will include the following:

  • A slide deck that explains the clinical standard chosen, and instructions on how to conduct the audit and utilize the results generated.

  • A Word document that lists the audit questions.

  • An Excel file that can be used to input the raw data obtained from the audited patients. It also includes a findings tab which includes the results generated from the raw data entered.

  • A video to guide clinicians on how to navigate through the Bone Health QI Toolkit is easily accessible on APCO’s YouTube page.

Learn more about the Tool kit and download the many related resources on the APCO website!