Letter

Predictors of postmenopausal osteoporosis: Authors' reply

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7411.392-a (Published 14 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:392
  1. Jean Hodson (jeanhodson@aol.com), general practitioner,
  2. Jen Marsh, lecturer in medical statistics and health informatics
  1. Bridge House Medical Centre, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6HE
  2. Department of Statistics, University of Warwick CV4 7AL

    EDITOR—Our study was designed, performed, and analysed from a primary care viewpoint. The national service framework recommends that general practitioners refer high risk patients with any of the accepted risk factor criteria for dual x ray absorptiometry.1 2 The low specificity of this selection method results in many women without osteoporosis being referred.

    Receiver operating characteristic curves for risk factors alone and ultrasound T score as continuous variable

    There is currently no guidance for general practitioners to use risk factor information in the way Wong et …

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