Use of STOP-BANG Screening Questionnaire in Outpatient Setting: Increasing Both Identification of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients and Polysomnography Referral Accuracy
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
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There are 29.4 million people affected by obstructive sleep apnea OSA in the United States AASM, 2016b. This disorder is classified as a chronic illness and is directly associated with a multitude of serious health sequelae. The risks for developing these sequelae increase if OSA is not diagnosed and treated Badran, Ayas, and Laher, 2012. The American Association of Sleep Medicine AASM estimates 23.5 million people with OSA are undiagnosed, resulting in 149.6 billion in associated annual healthcare costs AASM, 2016b. Among active duty military members the incidence of OSA may be as high as 50 Wood, 2013.
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