||Podcast: Web-based Decision Aid for Women with
Low Bone Density
Debra: From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, I’m Debra
James with Healthcare 411. Information for better health.
For some women, our bones become weaker and more brittle as we get older. This
condition, known as low bone density, increases our risk of seriously injuring
or breaking a bone. Fortunately, there are numerous treatment options available.
Here with more about a decision aid to help women with low bone density is AHRQ
expert, Dr. Bill Lawrence:
Dr. Lawrence: With AHRQ’s interactive, Web-based decision aid, you can
easily review a series of Web pages to learn about low bone density, the options
for treating it, and the benefits and risks of each treatment. The aid can also
help you and your health care provider work together to make the best treatment
decision for you based on your lifestyle.
Debra: To use AHRQ’s free Web-based decision aid on low bone density in
effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov. Healthcare 411 is a production of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services.