About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about assessing the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 146.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are an adult (aged 18 years or older) who is at risk of osteoporosis-related fractures.

No, if you are a child or young person (younger than 18 years).

The advice in the NICE guideline does not cover how to reduce the risk of fractures or care for people with osteoporosis-related fractures. NICE has produced separate advice about these (see Other NICE guidance).

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