Measurement of bone density in osteoporosis

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7010.952b (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:952
  1. Wayne Perry
  1. Consultant physician London W1M 7DF

    EDITOR,--It is difficult to imagine a more wrong headed approach to osteoporosis than that proposed by E M Tayler.1 The first major misconception is that a bone density scan rarely influences a decision to start or continue hormone replacement therapy. In many patients this is now the main reason for starting, and often the most important for continuing, such treatment, if necessary life long, …

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