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

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Although the USPSTF did not find any studies that assessed effects of the use of risk prediction instruments on patient outcomes, either alone or in combination with bone measurement tests, 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. [95]

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