Tuesday February 27, 2018
A new Bone Density (DEXA) eReferral is now available for use in the Bay of Plenty DHB for patients aged 50 to 75 years as a limited number of DHB-funded DEXA bone mineral density (BMD) scans are available for primary care clinicians. Follow up and management is the responsibility of the clinician who orders the scan.
Please remember: Those aged over 75 who have a fragility fracture meet the criteria for bisphosphonate therapy without DEXA scanning.
The referral can be found by searching “ bone” or “dexa”.
Details regarding access criteria for publicly funded DEXA scans can be found in the Bay Navigator Fragility Fracture pathway.