Bone densitometry unproven says UK Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
This article was originally published in Clinica
The case for bone densitometry in clinical practice is not yet proven, says Trevor Sheldon, Director of the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. Writing in response to a review published in the BMJ in June, he says the authors provide no evidence to show that clinical decision-making in high-risk cases is influenced by the technique. The presence of multiple risk factors is more important in predicting hip fractures in older white women, he writes in a letter to the BMJ (September 9th).