Bone mineral density testing: does the evidence support its selective use in well women?

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
C.J. Green
K.L. Bassett
V. Foerster
A. Kazanjian
Publisher: 
BC Office of Health Technology Assessment
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Exposes the other side of the debate about bone mineral density testing and reviews evidence-based literature to uncover some facts about BMD testing and osteoporosis that have not received public attention. Suggests that testing may actually misdirect treatment efforts "away from the majority of women who will ultimately suffer fractures," by focussing attention on the minority with low bone mineral density.

ISBN/ISSN: 
OSTE.G74 1997