Effectiveness of intervention led by a community pharmacist for improving recognition of sleep apnea in primary care--a cohort study.

@article{Perraudin2015EffectivenessOI,
  title={Effectiveness of intervention led by a community pharmacist for improving recognition of sleep apnea in primary care--a cohort study.},
  author={Cl{\'e}mence Perraudin and Bernard Fleury and Nathalie Pelletier-Fleury},
  journal={Journal of sleep research},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={167-73}
}
Despite its high prevalence and major public health ramifications, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) remains underdiagnosed. The aim of this study was to determine whether the involvement of a community pharmacist (CP) in the care pathway of a patient at risk of OSAS, through the implementation of a community pharmacist (CP) intervention, was effective, i.e. increased the use of diagnostic tests in this population. We compared a cohort of patients included in a research protocol (exposed… CONTINUE READING