Osteoporos Sarcopenia.  2019 Dec;5(4):104-108. 10.1016/j.afos.2019.12.002.

The diversity of Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX)-based intervention thresholds in Asia

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  • 1Population Health Research Center, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Galle, Sri Lanka. slekamwasam@gmail.com

Abstract

Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX), introduced in 2008, is the most frequently used fracture risk calculator. Many Asian countries have developed own FRAX models to suit their country needs. Only a few Asian countries, however, have developed country-specific intervention thresholds to demarcate high-risk patients. A wide variation is seen in these intervention thresholds partly due to the different approaches used in developing the cutoff values. This paper discusses the diversity of the intervention thresholds in Asian countries and possible reasons. It also discusses the future directions for the countries in the Asian region.

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Asia; FRAX; Intervention thresholds; Osteoporosis
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