Screening for osteoporosis in the general population

Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen (IQWiG)
Record ID 32018001171
Authors' objectives: Screening for osteoporosis aims to identify and treat persons with an osteoporosis-related fracture risk in order to avoid fractures. The objective of this assessment was to evaluate the relative effectiveness and safety of population-based screening compared with standard care (no screening) using evidence from randomised controlled trials.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2019
Requestor: HTA agencies
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Rapid Review
MeSH Terms
  • Osteoporosis
  • Mass Screening
  • Absorptiometry, Photon
  • Bone Density
  • Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal
  • Osteoporotic Fractures
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