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Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: Screening

Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: Screening

Release Date: June 2018

Recommendation Summary

PopulationRecommendationGrade
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Women 65 years and older

The USPSTF recommends screening for osteoporosis with bone measurement testing to prevent osteoporotic fractures in women 65 years and older.

B
Postmenopausal women younger than 65 years at increased risk of osteoporosis

The USPSTF recommends screening for osteoporosis with bone measurement testing to prevent osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women younger than 65 years who are at increased risk of osteoporosis, as determined by a formal clinical risk assessment tool.

 

See the Clinical Considerations section for information on risk assessment.

B
Men

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for osteoporosis to prevent osteoporotic fractures in men.

 

See the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.

I

To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here.

Related Information for Health Professionals

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: September 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/osteoporosis-screening1

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