Low rates of recognition of sleep disorders in primary care: comparison of a community-based versus clinical academic setting.

@article{Rosen2001LowRO,
  title={Low rates of recognition of sleep disorders in primary care: comparison of a community-based versus clinical academic setting.},
  author={Rosen and Zozula and Jahn and C Carson},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={47-55}
}
Objective: To determine the prevalence and recognition of sleep disorders in a community-based outpatient health setting compared to a university-based clinic in the same geographical location.Background: Sleep disorders are highly prevalent, affecting up to 70 million Americans to varying degrees. Despite increased risk for sleep disorders among minority or medically-indigent individuals, little attention has been paid to the sleep-related needs of these populations.Methods: Two main data… CONTINUE READING

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Methods : Two main data collection strategies were employed : ( 1 ) intensive database search for sleep - related diagnoses using ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes ; ( 2 ) review of symptom checklists from patient charts .
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