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Should we discontinue osteoporosis screening for patients older than 80?

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Title: Should we discontinue osteoporosis screening for patients older than 80?
Author: Budhwar, Nitin
Keywords: bone density
bone mineral density
Date: 2008-10
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 11(10): 07.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: The incidence of osteoporosis increases with age, and current guidelines do not advise discontinuing screening because of age. Any decision to stop screening must be made on a case-by-case basis. (SOR C, expert opinion.) The 3-item osteoporosis risk assessment instrument (ORAI) and an online 10-year fracture risk assessment tool by the World Health Organization (WHO) may help identify patients at lower risk for future fractures.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7378

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