Letters

Case for screening exists

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7056.561b (Published 31 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:561
  1. Wayne Perry
  1. Consultant physician and endocrinologist 57a Wimpole Street, London W1M 7DF

    EDITOR,—Deborah Marshall and colleagues' conclusion arguing against screening for osteoporosis because bone densitometry cannot identify individuals who will have a fracture is surely perverse.1 The one in three women who will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime are likely to have reduced bone mineral density on …

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