Osteoporosis is markedly underdiagnosed: a nationwide study from Denmark

  title={Osteoporosis is markedly underdiagnosed: a nationwide study from Denmark},
  author={Peter Vestergaard and Lars Rejnmark and Leif Mosekilde},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
Aim: To compare the number of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures in Denmark, with the number of subjects expected to have osteoporosis. Subjects and methods: From the National Hospital Discharge Register, records for all patients diagnosed with osteoporosis and/or with osteoporotic fractures between 1995 and 1999 were retrieved. Based on normal Danish values for BMD, the expected number of subjects aged 50 years or more with osteoporosis according to the WHO… CONTINUE READING


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