Screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women: Recommendations and rationale

Alfred O. Berg, Janet D. Allan, Paul S. Frame, Charles J. Homer, Mark S. Johnson, Jonathan D. Klein, Tracy A. Lieu, Cynthia D. Murlow, C. Tracy Orleans, Jeffrey F. Peipert, Nola J. Pender, Albert L. Siu, Steven M. Teutsch, Carolyn Westoff, Steven H. Woolf

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This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for osteoporosis and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 USPSTF recommendations on this topic. The complete USPSTF recommendation and rationale statement on this topic, which includes a brief review of the supporting evidence, is available through the USPSTF Web site (, the National Guideline Clearinghouse (, and in print through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse (telephone, 800-358-9295; e-mail, The complete information on which this statement is based, including evidence tables and references, is available in the accompanying article in this issue and in the summary of the evidence and the systematic evidence review on the Web sites already mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-528
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 17 Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes


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