Screening for osteoporosis : an update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Source:
American College of Physicians
Publisher:
American College of Physicians
Publication date:
20 July 2010

Abstract

Nelson HD, Haney EM, Dana T et al. (2010) Screening for osteoporosis: an update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Annals of Internal Medicine 153: 99-111 (Epub 2010 Jul 5)

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