Osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and management in postmenopausal women and men over 50 years of age

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Recommended citation

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Osteoporosis Australia. Osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and management in postmenopausal women and men over 50 years of age. 2nd edn. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2017.

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