Osteoporosis Screening Tool

Australian reseachers have developed a simplified screening tool for osteoporosis designed for use in primary care.

A general practice study involving nearly 2500 women was used to develop the Prospective Screening for Osteoporosis; Australian Primary Care Evaluation of Cliical Tests (PROSPECT) tool which will reduce unnecessary radiology tests but ensure women with fractures are not missed, the authors said.

The predictive tool is based on rib-pelvis gap, ever use of oestrogen and BMI.

 Menopause 2011 18:53-59

Content updated 31 January 2011