Asia-Pacific Guidelines

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.

Asia-Pacific

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
(ref. 29)
2008
Hong Kong, China 2013 OSHK Guideline for Clinical Management of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Hong Kong
(ref 58)
2013
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 (ref 25) 2012
Philippines Consensus statements on osteoporosis diagnosis, prevention, and management, by OSPFI & POA
(ref. 61)
2011
Singapore Osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guidelines (ref. 41) 2009
Sri Lanka Guidelines for the Management of Osteoporosis
(ref to follow)
2007
update in process
Chinese Taipei Taiwanese Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis (ref. 49) Updated
2012
Thailand Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand and Thai Osteoporosis Foundation. Clinical Pactice Guideline for Osteoporosis.
(ref. 63)
2010
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