Reduce Health Care Costs
Obstructive sleep apnea is a contributing factor in chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, hyper-tension, depression and obesity. An obstructive sleep apnea patient who is untreated will make more visits to the doctor’s office and overall increase health-care utilization and spending, including hospitalization and medications.
Typically obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed and treated sleeping two nights in our sleep lab. With improvements in home sleep testing technology, the sleep study can now be conducted in the convenience of home. This improves access to care for those with family, travel and work responsibilities. Research shows that 4% of women and 9% of men have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea and 80% remain undiagnosed and untreated.
Through in lab testing or home sleep testing there is an opportunity to improve your patient’s health and reduce their health care costs by testing and treating sleep apnea.
See www.reducehealthcarecosts.net for more information.