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

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Keywords

  • Primary care
  • Quality measure
  • Screening
  • Sleep apnea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology

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Quality measure for screening for adult obstructive sleep apnea by primary care physicians. / Aurora, Rashmi N.; Quan, Stuart F.

In: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 8, 2016, p. 1185-1187.

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