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. Please note that the listing may not be up to date, and 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
Europe European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (ref. 26) 2013
Austria Leitfaden zur medikamentösen Therapie der postmenopausalen Osteoporose (ref. 2) 2003

Recommendations for good clinical practice in osteoporosis (ref 53)

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



Czech Republic Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis (ref. 31) 2007
Denmark National Osteoporosis Guidelines (ref 4) 2013, revised 2016
Estonia Title to follow (ref. 32) 2008
Finland Osteoporosis prevention and treatment recommendations (ref 55)

updated 2006


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

Germany DVO-Leitlinie 2009 zur Prophylaxe, Diagnostik und Therapie der Osteoporose (ref 6)


Updated 2014

Greece Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Greece
(ref 7)
Hungary National Guidelines of the Hungarian Society for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthrology (HSOO) (ref 34) 2006
Italy Guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (ref. 8) 2009
  Linee guida per la diagnosi, prevenzione e terapia dell’osteoporosi SINOSSI (ref 35) 2006
Latvia National Guidelines for the Diagnostics, Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
and other guidelines (ref 56)

Lithuania Rekomendacijos: Osteoporozés Diagnostika Ir Gydymas (ref 36) 2003
Netherlands Osteoporose. Tweede herziene richtlijn (ref 10) 2002
Norway Faglige retningslinjer for forebygging og behandling av osteoporose og osteoporotiske brudd (ref 51) 2005
Poland Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. (a review of 2013 update) (ref. 24) 2013
Portugal Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis (ref 37) 2006

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)




Slovenia Guidelines published by the Slovene Endocrine Society on website  (ref 38) 2008
Spain Sociedad Espanola de Investigaciones Óseas Y Metabolismo Mineral – SEIOMM. Guías de práctica clínica en la osteoporosis posmenopáusica, glucocorticoidea y del varón.
(ref 11)
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
  National guidelines for management of hip fractures; Treatment recommendations from the MPA (ref 39) 2003 / 2007
United Kingdom Osteoporosis Clinical guideline for prevention and treatment (NOGG) (ref 12) 2008
  Royal College of Physicians/Bone and Tooth Society/National Osteoporosis Society: Prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (ref 13) 2002
Scotland Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network: Prevention and management of hip fracture in older people (ref 14) 2009
  Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network: Management of osteoporosis and the prevention of fragility fractures (ref 15) 2015