An integrated health-economic analysis of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the treatment of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Pietzsch2011AnIH,
  title={An integrated health-economic analysis of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the treatment of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Jan Benjamin Pietzsch and Abigail M Garner and Lauren E. Cipriano and John H. Linehan},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={695-709}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder associated with substantially increased cardiovascular risks, reduced quality of life, and increased risk of motor vehicle collisions due to daytime sleepiness. This study evaluates the cost-effectiveness of three commonly used diagnostic strategies (full-night polysomnography, split-night polysomnography, unattended portable home-monitoring) in conjunction with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in patients… CONTINUE READING
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