Care profile of susceptible patients with osteoporosis by telemedicine visits in the post-COVID-19 era
Osteoporotic fractures represent a growing public health problem worldwide. At present, we lack adequate procedures for prevention, diagnosis, assessment, intervention and patient follow-up.
New technologies have provided new communication tools and have changed our mentality, with the possibility of carrying out, virtually, actions or procedures in our daily lives that until now required our physical presence, either for technical, cultural or social reasons .
The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-COV-2 virus, has triggered a global public health emergency with rapid evolution and tragic consequences. The fight against this disease is forcing to modify the forms of care, which includes transforming some face-to-face consultations into remote ones .
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine, in its different forms, was used in exceptional situations. One of the first uses was the tele-nursing practice that emerged in the UK and Canada at a primary care level.