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25(OH)D 25-Hydroxyvitamin D
ADT Androgen deprivation therapy
AFF Atypical fracture of the femur
AI Aromatase inhibitor
ARR Absolute risk reduction
BMD Bone mineral density
BMI Body mass index
CEE Conjugated equine (o)estrogen
CI Confidence interval
DXA Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry
ER (O)Estrogen receptor
FLS Fracture liaison service
FN Femoral neck
FRAX® Fracture Risk Assessment Tool
GIT Gastrointestinal tract
GnRH Gonadotropin-releasing hormone
GP General practitioner
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
hPTH Human parathyroid hormone
HR Hazard ratio
IV Intravenous
MBS Medicare Benefit Schedule
MHT Menopausal hormone therapy
MOF Major osteoporotic fracture
MRONJ Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NNT Number needed to treat
NSW New South Wales
OR Odds ratio
PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PINP Procollagen type 1 amino-terminal propeptide
PTH Parathyroid hormone
QALY Quality-adjusted life year
QCT Quantitative computed tomography
RACGP The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
RANKL Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand
RaR Rate ratio
RCT Randomised controlled trial
RDI Recommended dietary intake
RR Relative risk
SD Standard deviation
SE Summary estimate
SERMs Selective (o)estrogen receptor modulators
SFP Secondary fracture prevention
WHI Women’s Health Initiative
WHO World Health Organization
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