13. Routine Osteoporosis Screening Recommended for Older Women

Director's Update
Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

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  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation
  • Calls for:
    • Screening for all women 65 and older.
    • Screening for younger women with additional risk factors.
  • First final recommendation statement to include public comment.


U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for Osteoporosis: Recommendation Statement.
AHRQ Publication No. 10-05145-EF-2, January 2011.


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Internet Citation: 13. Routine Osteoporosis Screening Recommended for Older Women. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-04-nac/clancy/slide13.html