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Evidence-based guidelines currently available

Below is a listing of many of the evidence-based guidelines from around the world. IOF does not officially endorse national or regional guidelines. This is because osteoporosis prevalence and some aspects of the prevention and treatment of fractures are country or region-specific. There may be multiple guidelines from any one country or region.

(Please note: this list will be updated periodically. If your Country/
Region has evidence based guidelines (ref. 1), which are not included here, please contact Prof. J. E. Compston at jec1001@cam.ac.uk)

Asia

To follow

Europe

Country/
Region
Title of guidelines Date AGREE Appraised
Austria Leitfaden zur medikamentösen Therapie der postmenopausalen Osteoporose (ref. 2) 2003 Yes
Denmark Osteoporosis, Klaringsrapport (ref 4) 2000 Yes
France Les indications des measures quantitatives du tissu osseuex: actualisation (ref 5) 2000 Yes
Germany Three guidelines produced by Dachverband Osteologie (DVO) (ref 6)
- Osteoporose bei postmenopausalen Frauen
- Osteoporose des älteren Menschen
- Glukokortikoid-induzierte Osteoporose
2003 Yes
Greece Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Greece (ref 7) 2003 No
Italy Percorsi diagnostici e terapeutici condivisi sull'osteoporosis (ref 8) 2001 Yes
Netherlands Osteoporose. Tweede herziene richtlijn (ref 10) 2002 Yes
Spain Sociedad Espanola de Investigaciones Óseas Y Metabolismo Mineral – SEIOMM. Osteoporosis Postmenopáusica. Guia de Práctica Clinica (ref 11) 2001 Yes
Sweden Osteoporosis – Diagnosis, prevention and treatment 2003 (Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care)
Behandling av osteoporos för att förbygga frackturer
Rekommendationer 2004 Medical Products Agency
2003 Yes
United Kingdom Royal College of Physicians/Bone and Tooth Society: Guidelines on prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (ref 12) 1999/
2000
Yes
  Royal College of Physicians/Bone and Tooth Society/National Osteoporosis Society: Prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (ref 13) 2002 Yes
Scotland Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network: Prevention and management of hip fracture in older people (ref 14) 2002 Yes
  Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network: Management of osteoporosis (ref 15) 2003 Yes

Middle East and North Africa

Country/
Region
Title of guidelines Date AGREE Appraised
Middle East and North Africa Middle East and North Africa Consensus on Osteoporosis (ref 21) 2005 Yes
Lebanon Lebanese guidelines on osteoporosis assessment and treatment (ref 9) 2004 Yes
Saudi Arabia Guidelines for prevention and management of osteoporosis in adults 2003 No

North America

Country/
Region
Title of guidelines Date AGREE Appraised
Canada 2002 clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in Canada (ref 3) 2002 Yes
United States National Osteoporosis Foundation: Physician's guide to prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (ref 16) 2003 No
  American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Medical Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (ref 17) 2003 No
  US Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (ref 18) 2003 No
  North American Menopause Society (ref 19) 2001 No
  American College of Rheumatology: Recommendations for the prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (ref 20) 2001 No

Oceania region

To follow

South and Central America

To follow

Various consensus reports

Eastern Europe: NEW EUROPE Consensus on Osteoporosis 2003 (PDF, 1 MB)
India: Action Plan Osteoporosis (PDF, 1.2 MB)

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