Aussies propose fracture thresholds

Australian researchers have proposed a new set of intervention thresholds for fracture risk in response to concerns that at-risk patients are not getting the right treatment.  

They report in the journal Bone that fracture risk guidelines from Australia, the UK and the US tend to either underestimate or overestimate the risk of fracture.  

The Australian National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) threshold recognises one in 12 Australian men aged 70 years and older as being at risk of fracture, while one in nine Australian men are identified as at-risk using UK thresholds.  

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