Europe Guidelines

This page features osteoporosis guidelines from the region of Europe. International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) does not officially endorse national or regional guidelines. This is because osteoporosis prevalence and aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of fractures are country or region-specific. There may be multiple guidelines from any one country or region.

References are available here. Where available a link to the full text of a guideline is provided.

If your country or region has issued osteoporosis guidelines which are not included here, or if updated guidelines are available, please contact us.

Country or Region Title of Guideline Date AGREE Appraised
Europe European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (ref. 26) 2012 No
Austria Leitfaden zur medikamentösen Therapie der postmenopausalen Osteoporose (ref. 2) 2003 Yes
Bulgaria

Recommendations for good clinical practice in osteoporosis (ref 53)

Recommendations for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency (ref 54)

2013


2013

No
Czech Republic Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis (ref. 31) 2007 No
Denmark Osteoporosis, Klaringsrapport (ref 4) 2000 Yes
Estonia Title to follow (ref. 32) 2008 No
Finland Osteoporosis prevention and treatment recommendations (ref 55)

2000
updated 2006

No
France

Actualisation 2012 des recommandations françaises du traitement médicamenteux de l'ostéoporose post-ménopausique
 (ref 5)


Updated
2012

No
 
Germany Guidelines produced by Dachverband Osteologie (DVO) (ref 6)
 
2006
Updated
2009
Yes (2003)
No (2006)
  DVO-Leitlinie 2009 zur Prophylaxe, Diagnostik und Therapie der Osteoporose (ref 33) 2009 No
Greece Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Greece
(ref 7)
2003 No
Hungary National Guidelines of the Hungarian Society for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthrology (HSOO) (ref 34) 2006 No
Italy Guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (ref. 8) 2009 Yes (2001)
No (2009)
  Linee guida per la diagnosi, prevenzione e terapia dell’osteoporosi SINOSSI (ref 35) 2006 No
Latvia National Guidelines for the Diagnostics, Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
and other guidelines (ref 56)

 
2006-2012 No
Lithuania Rekomendacijos: Osteoporozés Diagnostika Ir Gydymas (ref 36) 2003 No
Netherlands Osteoporose. Tweede herziene richtlijn (ref 10) 2002 Yes
Norway Faglige retningslinjer for forebygging og behandling av osteoporose og osteoporotiske brudd (ref 51) 2005 Yes
Poland Recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Reducing the incidence of fractures through effective prevention and treatment (ref. 24) 2007 Yes
Portugal Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis (ref 37) 2006 No
Slovakia

Slovak Rep. Ministry of Health Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Osteoporotic Fractures

Slovak Rep. Ministry of Health Guidelines for the Diagnosis of GIOP

Slovak Rep. Ministry of Health Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis

(ref 50)

2011


2009



2006

No
Slovenia Guidelines published by the Slovene Endocrine Society on website  (ref 38) 2008 No
Spain Sociedad Espanola de Investigaciones Óseas Y Metabolismo Mineral – SEIOMM. Guías de práctica clínica en la osteoporosis posmenopáusica, glucocorticoidea y del varón.
(ref 11)
2008 Yes
Sweden Osteoporosis – Diagnosis, prevention and treatment 2003 (Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care)
Behandling av osteoporos för att förbygga frackturer
Rekommendationer 2004 Medical Products Agency
2003 Yes
  National guidelines for management of hip fractures; Treatment recommendations from the MPA (ref 39) 2003 / 2007 No
United Kingdom Osteoporosis Clinical guideline for prevention and treatment (NOGG) (ref 12) 2008 No
  Royal College of Physicians/Bone and Tooth Society/National Osteoporosis Society: Prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (ref 13) 2002 Yes
Scotland Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network: Prevention and management of hip fracture in older people (ref 14) 2002 Yes
  Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network: Management of osteoporosis (ref 15) 2003 Yes