Current Osteoporosis Reports

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 129-140

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A Review of Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatment Options in New and Recently Updated Guidelines on Case Finding Around the World

  • William D. LeslieAffiliated withUniversity of ManitobaDepartment of Medicine (C5121), St. Boniface General Hospital Email author 
  • , John T. SchousboeAffiliated withUniversity of Minnesota

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Fracture rates are known to vary by more than an order of magnitude worldwide; therefore, a single approach cannot be universally applied to all countries. National considerations must reflect the burden of osteoporosis, available resources, the disease costs to the individual and society, and how these relate to competing health and other societal priorities. Recent developments in terms of diagnosis, fracture risk prediction, and therapeutic options have prompted many countries to review and update their clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the prevention and management of osteoporosis intended for use in primary care in the general adult population. This paper reviews recently updated CPGs from the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Osteoporosis Fracture Clinical practice guidelines Bone mineral density Diagnosis Treatment