A population-based osteoporosis screening program: who does not participate, and what are the consequences?

@article{Buist2004APO,
  title={A population-based osteoporosis screening program: who does not participate, and what are the consequences?},
  author={Diana S. M. Buist and Andrea Z LaCroix and Susan K. Brenneman and Thomas M Abbott},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 7},
  pages={1130-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe differences in osteoporosis risk factors and rates of fracture and antiresorptive therapy use in women who did and did not participate in an osteoporosis screening program. SETTING Group Health Cooperative, a health maintenance organization in western Washington state. PARTICIPANTS A total of 9,268 women (aged 60-80) who were not using any antiresorptive therapy were invited to participate in an osteoporosis screening program. This study compares the 35% who… CONTINUE READING

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