Association between screening for osteoporosis and the incidence of hip fracture Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hip Fractures
  • Mass Screening
  • Osteoporosis

abstract

  • Use of hip DEXA scans to screen for osteoporosis in older adults was associated with 36% fewer incident hip fractures over 6 years compared with usual medical care. Further research is needed to explore the mechanism of this association.

publication date

  • February 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 15684205

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 173

end page

  • 81

volume

  • 142

number

  • 3