Identification by primary care clinicians of patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a practice-based research network (PBRN) study.

@article{Mold2011IdentificationBP,
  title={Identification by primary care clinicians of patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a practice-based research network (PBRN) study.},
  author={James W. Mold and Craig Quattlebaum and Eric Schinnerer and Lindsay M Boeckman and William F. Orr and Kimberly Hollabaugh},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={138-45}
}
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a reasonably common disorder that is associated with daytime tiredness and a host of medical conditions. Little is known about how primary care clinicians (PCCs) detect, diagnose, and manage patients who have OSA. METHODS We gathered information from 44 randomly selected practices in 5 regional practice-based research networks. This included interviews with PCCs and sleep consultants, medical records abstraction, and patient surveys. Descriptive… CONTINUE READING