This page features osteoporosis guidelines from around the Asia-Pacific region. The 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.
Access our list of guideline references. 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|
|Australia||Clinical guideline for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and older men. (ref. 44)||2010|
|China||Guidelines for Osteoporosis (ref. 27)||1999/09 updated 2013|
|China||Guidelines for primary osteoporosis diagnosis and management, Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Society of the Chinese Medical Association (ref. 28)||2007|
|China||Osteoporosis Treatment Guidelines, Chinese Medical Association (ref. 60)||2006, update 2011|
|China||Guidelines for osteoporosis fracture management, Orthopedic Society of Chinese Medical Association
|Hong Kong, China||2013 OSHK Guideline for Clinical Management of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Hong Kong
|India||Indian Rheumatology Association guidelines for management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) (ref 59)||2011|
|India||Clinical practice guidelines on postmenopausal osteoporosis by the Indian Menopause Society (ref 57)||2013|
|Japan||Japanese guidelines for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (ref 46)||2011|
|Japan||Guidelines on the management and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis of the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ref 47)||2004|
|Malaysia||Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Osteoporosis 2012 ()||2012|
|Philippines||Consensus statements on osteoporosis diagnosis, prevention, and management, by OSPFI & POA
|Singapore||Osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guidelines (ref. 41)||2009|
|Sri Lanka||Guidelines for the Management of Osteoporosis
(ref to follow)
update in process
|Chinese Taipei||Taiwanese Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis (ref. 49)||Updated
|Thailand||Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand and Thai Osteoporosis Foundation. Clinical Pactice Guideline for Osteoporosis.
|Vietnam||Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatments of Common Rheumatic Diseases (ref. 62)||2012|
|Asian Regional||Guidelines for diagnosing, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in Asia - Consensus meeting (ref. 42)||2004|