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Letters
October 10, 2012

Bone Density Testing in Older Women

Author Affiliations
 

Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Author Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (a.grey@auckland.ac.nz).

JAMA. 2012;308(14):1428. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.12814

To the Editor: Drs Yu and Finkelstein bemoaned the low rate of bone density testing in older women,1 yet no rigorous evidence exists that universal bone density screening is efficacious or cost-effective.2 They asserted that a one-size-fits-all approach to determining bone density retesting intervals might not be ideal.

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