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