This Appropriate Care Guide (ACG) highlights the importance of early identification of patients at risk of osteoporosis or fragility fracture. Guidance is provided on risk assessment, correct diagnosis, and management considerations. It also includes a supplementary guide on treatment options and bisphosphonates treatment monitoring.
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Osteoporosis - identification and management in primary care (Nov 2018)
Supplementary guide on available treatment options (Nov 2018)
||Assess osteoporosis risk in post-menopausal women, and men 65 years and older.
||Diagnose osteoporosis in patients with a fragility fracture or DXA BMD T-score ≤ -2.5.
||Treat patients diagnosed with osteoporosis or patients with osteopaenia and high fracture risk.
||Refer selected patient groups to a specialist only when necessary.
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