Paskins, Z, Ong, T and Armstrong, DJ (2020) Bringing osteoporosis up to date: time to address the identity crisis. Age and Ageing, 49 (3). 329 - 331. ISSN 0002-0729

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The WHO definition no longer relates to the population for whom osteoporosis drugs are recommended.

Confusion about what osteoporosis is, and what bone density scan results mean, contributes to poor treatment uptake.

A consistent international approach to diagnosis is essential to reduce confusion and promote treatment adherence.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: diagnosis, fracture, older people, osteoporosis
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Primary, Community and Social Care
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 21 May 2020 15:28
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2021 01:30

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