Screening for osteoporosis: systematic review to update the 2002 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation
Nelson HD, Haney EM, Chou R, Dana T, Fu R, Bougatsos C
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Nelson HD, Haney EM, Chou R, Dana T, Fu R, Bougatsos C. Screening for osteoporosis: systematic review to update the 2002 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Evidence Synthesis No 77. 2010
To determine the effectiveness and harms of osteoporosis screening in reducing fractures for men and postmenopausal women without known previous fractures; the performance of risk-assessment instruments and bone measurement tests in identifying persons with osteoporosis; optimal screening intervals; and efficacy and harms of medications to reduce primary fractures.
Although methods to identify risk for osteoporotic fractures are available and mediations to reduce fractures are effective, no trials directly evaluate screening effectiveness, harms, and intervals.