Osteoporosis : Expanded criteria protects more patients
The expansion of the diagnostic criteria was intended to ensure that patients with low bone mass (who do not have a T-score at the spine or hip less than or equal to -2.5) but who were still at high risk for fracture based on having low bone mass and certain qualifying fragility fractures or had high fracture risk based on the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX), were not missed as having osteoporosis by their physician...