Primary Care and Sleep Apnea Testing – a Pilot Study for Home Sleep Testing with SleepView in four clinical settings

Apr 17, 2012

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a substantial health problem. Patients with OSA are at significantly higher risk for developing hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and sudden death. Despite a high prevalence for OSA in all primary care practice populations, too few patients are screened for the disorder and fewer are tested. The gold standard and most common modality for achieving a diagnosis for OSA has traditionally been the in-lab polysomnogram (PSG). Yet, home sleep testing equipment and methodologies have been shown to be of comparable efficacy, are lower cost and can be effectively administered by primary care physicians…