[PDF] Osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and management in postmenopausal women and men over 50 years of age, 2nd edition

Publisher:
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Publication date:
01 February 2017

Abstract

This guideline is an evidence update of Clinical guideline for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and older men, published in 2010 by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). The accumulation of high-quality evidence supporting changes to clinical practice over the last six years, the need for expert consensus in areas of conflicting evidence or variable practice, and new developments in the pharmacological management of osteoporosis were important factors in the decision to undertake this revision.

This guideline is designed to provide clear, evidence-based recommendations to assist general practitioners and other health professionals in managing older patients with osteoporosis. It aims to support clinical judgement, not to replace it.