Quality measure for screening for adult obstructive sleep apnea by primary care physicians

Rashmi N. Aurora, Stuart F. Quan

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1185-1187
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
    Volume12
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2016

    Keywords

    • Primary care
    • Quality measure
    • Screening
    • Sleep apnea

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Neurology
    • Clinical Neurology

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