What is the effect of risk prediction instruments on patient outcomes for osteoporosis?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The USPSTF did not find any studies that assessed whether patient outcomes are affected by the use of risk prediction instruments, either alone or in combination with bone measurement tests. Nevertheless, there are many validated instruments for predicting the risk for low bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women; few of these, however, have been validated for use in men. [107]


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