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Obstructive sleep apnoea: is it moving into primary care?

Abstract:
OSAS is common and under-recognised and can cause disabling and dangerous sleepiness. It is easily and cheaply diagnosed with home monitors and can be effectively treated with CPAP applied during sleep. OSA is sufficiently common that some aspects of its diagnosis and management (and associated funding) will have to move out of secondary and into primary care. Third-party providers may provide a costeffective solution to the long-term care of patients on CPAP. OSA in commercial drivers is a particular concern and requires special attention.
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3399/bjgp16x683785

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Royal College of General Practitioners
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice More from this journal
Volume:
66
Issue:
643
Pages:
e149-e151
Publication date:
2016-02-01
Acceptance date:
2015-09-24
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:601491
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uuid:ca784192-e6b1-491c-859c-5a095d5ed508
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pubs:601491
Source identifiers:
601491
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2016-03-29

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