This meeting took place on 19th April 2016, regarding how General Practitioners can diagnose Osteoporosis.
In this meeting we discussed patient complaints, and there was a presentation by Dr Hussain of a brief summary of NICE and SIGN guidelines regarding diagnosing osteoporosis and assessing fracture risk.
Dr Hussain shared information regarding the 2 main tools available – FRAX and Qfracture and we realised that FRAX seemed to overestimate risk compared to Qfracture. We preferred Qfracture as it incorporated more variables. We decided to follow the SIGN guidelines which suggest using the tools to decide who needs a DEXA scan and only treating following DEXA.
Attached below are the minutes of the meeting and the presentation that went with it:
Please be aware that information in the field of medicine changes all the time, so we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data when you read it, it is here for General Practitioners to learn.