Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Ms Cadarette and colleagues1 evaluated 4 decision rules to determine who should
be screened for osteoporosis by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). It
is important to screen women at risk for osteoporosis because of the marked
increase in morbidity and mortality associated with this disease, but also
not to screen those women at low risk because of the increased cost.
Weinstein L. Who Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis?. JAMA. 2001;286(16):1970-1971. doi:10.1001/jama.286.16.1969