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Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Les indications au traitement de l'ostéoporose [Treatment indications for osteoporosis]
Revue médicale de la Suisse romande
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review - Publication Status: ppublish
The aim of this review is to better identify for which women with osteoporosis the treatment is efficient, without taking into account the bone mineral density only. The age, previous fractures, the severity of vertebral deformity identify women at high risk for subsequent fracture. The development of assessment tools for predicting fracture risk, the use of the NNT (number needed to treat), and economical analyses are particularly helpful. The number of patients needed to treat to prevent one patient having the target event expresses the magnitude of a treatment effect in a clinically useful way. Economical analyses take into account the health care resources needed to get these benefits. We analysed the NNT and the cost of the treatments which significantly reduced the risk of fracture.
Age Factors, Aged, Bone Density, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Drug Costs, Female, Fractures, Bone, Humans, Middle Aged, Osteoporosis, Risk Assessment
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