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Level I and Level III sleep studies for the diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in adults : final report

Description

Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) includes various conditions caused by problems with respiration during sleep, and the number of Albertans with SDB is increasing. Level I sleep studies, or polysomnography, involve overnight testing in a sleep laboratory with a trained health care professional in attendance. Level I polysomnography is an imperfect gold standard and an expensive test to perform. Level III sleep studies, using portable devices intended for patients to use at home may provide an alternative diagnostic tool for some patients. To assess the safety and effectiveness of SDB diagnosis, and to delineate which sub-populations of patients might benefit from level III versus level I, two reviews were prepared: one of the published evidence on level III studies and another on level I studies. An additional review was prepared for the economic evaluation of sleep studies.

Updated

July 25, 2013

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Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process health technology assessment sleep apnea sleep disorders

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

251 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Publisher

Health

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2013-07-25

Date Added

2017-07-06T22:21:47.176686

Date Modified

2013-07-25

Date Issued

2013-07-25

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Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

7693787

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Health technology assessment reports were produced by partner organizations for Alberta Health and the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process. The conclusions presented in the reports are solely those of the partner organization that produced the reports and do not represent the policies or position of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health, or any other agency.

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