Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What is the most efficient way to determine which patients are at high risk of osteoporosis and require further testing (Bone Mineral Density (BMD))?

Bottom-line:
The OST is simple^ quick and predicts osteoporosis as reliably as other more complicated instruments. It is a reasonable screening tool to identify those who would benefit from bone mineral density testing.


*** Original Documents can be found and downloaded using the link provided below ***

https://www.acfp.ca/tools-for-practice/

Publication Date: 2015-4-13
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:37:15