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Considerations of Kanis et al for Determining the Economic Threshold for Treating Osteoporosis in a Post-Menopausal Woman

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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When to start treating a patient with osteoporosis is not always clear. A prediction model may work for populations yet not identify the patient who will actually have a fracture. Kanis et al considered various economic factors that may help identify when it is cost effective to start treatment.

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