Investigators: Paul Shekelle, MD, PhD, Brett Munjas, BA, Hau Liu, MD, Elaine Wong, MD, Neil Paige, MD, Caroline Goldzweig, MD, Annie Zhou, MS, and Marika Suttorp, MS.
Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System/Southern California/RAND Evidence-based Practice Center
Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs; May 2007.
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Although 25% of men over the age of 60 will sustain osteoporotic fractures during their lifetime, data suggest that male osteoporosis is underdiganosed and undertreated. In order to help inform decisions about whether the Veterans Health Administration should develop screening guidelines for male osteoporosis, the following Key Questions were analysed in this report:
Liu H, Paige NM, Goldzweig CL, wong E, Zhou A, Suttorp MJ, Munjas B, Orwoll E, Shekelle P. Screening for osteoporosis in men: a systematic review for an American College of Physicians guideline. Ann Intern Med. 2008; 148(9):685-701.