An overview of osteoporosis
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An overview of osteoporosis

Anne Sutcliffe Osteoporosis specialist nurse, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

This article explains the pathogenesis and diagnosis of osteoporosis and treatment options for patients with the condition. It also discusses service provision and focuses on the nurse’s role in treating patients with osteoporosis.

Nursing Standard. 20, 2, 58-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.09.20.2.58.c3960