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Bone Density (DEXA) e-Referral – Now Live!

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.

 


Last updated : Thursday, August 30, 2018

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