Rheumatology International

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 489–490 | Cite as

Osteoporosis fracture liaison experience: the Belfast experience

  • S.A. Wright
  • C. McNally
  • T. Beringer
  • D. Marsh
  • M.B. Finch
Letter to the Editor

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S.A. Wright
    • 1
  • C. McNally
    • 2
  • T. Beringer
    • 3
  • D. Marsh
    • 2
  • M.B. Finch
    • 1
  1. 1.Rheumatology DepartmentMusgrave Park HospitalBelfastNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Orthopaedic DepartmentMusgrave Park HospitalBelfastNorthern Ireland
  3. 3.Elderly Care DepartmentMusgrave Park HospitalBelfastNorthern Ireland

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