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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2018

Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: Screening

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for osteoporosis in women age 65 years and older, and in women younger than age 65 years who have been through menopause and are at increased risk for osteoporosis. This is a B recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial. In addition, the USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for osteoporosis to prevent osteoporotic fractures in men; this is an I statement.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Osteoporosis to Prevent Factures: Screening recommendation statement [Internet]. 2018 Jun [cited 2018 Jun 26]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/osteoporosis-screening1