Guidelines: October 2010
Executive Summary is a 2-page summary of the 2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines published by Osteoporosis Canada.
Osteoporosis Canada’s 2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada focus on:
- The clinical impact of fragility fractures
- Assessment and management of women and men at high risk for fragility fracture
- Integration of ten-year absolute fracture risk prediction into an overall management approach
- The guideline authors emphasize that there is currently a large gap between the optimal practices and treatments that they recommend and those that are currently being provided to Canadians with osteoporosis. These guidelines are part of a concerted effort to close this gap
- The target readership is meant to be broad, encompassing all healthcare professionals (e.g. physicians, nurses, pharmacists) and healthcare policy makers who have an interest in the management of osteoporosis
- Following is a point-form summary of the guidelines’ recommendations.
For more information, consult the full guideline document at www.osteoporosis.ca