Improving Rates of Bone Mineral Density Screening and Vitamin D Sufficiency in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory disease of the intestinal tract for which there is no cure. Children with IBD are at high risk for poor bone health due to multiple factors including, nutritional deficiencies, the underlying inflammatory state, and medications. This project intends to use quality improvement methodology to increase recognition of low bone mineral density in pediatric patients with IBD and improve treatment of vitamin D deficiency, a modifiable risk factor for bone health.
Recommended CitationGuido, MD, Amy J., "Improving Rates of Bone Mineral Density Screening and Vitamin D Sufficiency in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease" (2021). Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety Capstone Presentations. Presentation 67.