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Quality Measure for Screening for Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Primary Care Physicians

http://dx.doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.6064

Rashmi N. Aurora, MD, FAASM1; Stuart F. Quan, MD, FAASM2,3
1Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; 2Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 3University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent condition which remains under-diagnosed and under-treated. Untreated OSA is associated with several chronic medical conditions, a reduction in quality of life and increases in health care costs. Therefore, early identification of undiagnosed cases is important. Implementation of a screening measure in a primary care environment for populations at high-risk for OSA could improve patient outcomes and reduce the health care burden of untreated OSA.

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Aurora RN, Quan SF. Quality measure for screening for adult obstructive sleep apnea by primary care physicians. J Clin Sleep Med 2016;12(8):1185–1187.




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