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

Resources and further information

Information to download

Osteoporosis Australia produces a range of publications for general practitioners (GPs) and other health professionals, available to download free of charge from the Osteoporosis Australia website

  • Osteoporosis Australia. What you need to know about osteoporosis: Medical guide. 3rd edn. Glebe, NSW:  OA, 2014.
  • Osteoporosis Australia. Medical guides: Calcium, Vitamin D, Exercise, Medicine. 2nd edn. Glebe, NSW: OA, 2014.
  • Osteoporosis Australia. Bone mineral density testing in general practice. Glebe, NSW: OA, 2014.
  • Osteoporosis Australia. 5 common myths de-boned for general practice. Glebe, NSW: OA, 2015.
  • GP Osteoblast, medical issue (quarterly).

Online resources

Fracture Risk Assessment Tool
Garvan Fracture Risk Calculator
Therapeutic guidelines
NPS MedicineWise

Useful websites

The Working Group takes no responsibility for the information provided on these sites or to any links to which they may connect. URL addresses were accurate at the time of publication.

Osteoporosis Australia
National Osteoporosis Foundation (USA)
National Osteoporosis Society (UK)
International Osteoporosis Foundation
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Australian Rheumatology Association
Carers Australia
Australian medicines handbook

General information

  • Department of Health and Ageing and National Health and Medical Research Council. Nutrient reference values for Australia and New Zealand: Executive summary. Canberra: DoHA and NHMRC, 2006.
  • Department of Health and Ageing and National Health and Medical Research Council. Eat for health: Australian dietary guidelines. Summary. Canberra: DoHA and NHMRC, 2013.
  • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity (SNAP):  A population health guide to behavioural risk factors in general practice. 2nd edn. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2015.
  • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice. 9th edn. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2016.

Resources for patients

  • The Osteoporosis Australia website provides comprehensive, consumer-friendly information for people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, are at risk of osteoporosis, or who wish to know more about bone health generally. A range of printable guides and factsheets translated into five languages are available to download from the website.
  • Know your bones’ . A consumer-friendly, online bone-health assessment tool, based on the Garvan Fracture Risk Calculator.
  • Healthy Bones Australia . Features an online calculator to help people of all ages track their daily calcium, vitamin D and activity levels towards a ‘healthy bones score’.
  • Osteoporosis Australia toll-free consumer helpline: 1800 242 141.

Related documents

  Osteoporosis-flowchart.pdf (PDF 0.98 MB)