Priority 1 from the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Saskatchewan,Canada) PSP
|UNCERTAINTY:How can a diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) be made easier to obtain? (JLA PSP Priority 1)
|JLA question ID
|Obstructive Sleep Apnea is often under-diagnosed, in part because access to facility-based tests like polysomnography can be limited while the demand for testing often exceeds capacity, resulting in long wait-times. Inadequate public funding for diagnostic services has resulted in a strong reliance on private services in some jurisdictions. Delays in diagnosis may particularly affect people who live in rural or remote areas.
Rosen IM, Kirsch DB, Chervin RD, Carden KA, Ramar K, Aurora RN, Kristo DA, Malhotra RK, Martin JL, Olson EJ, Rosen CL, Rowley JA; American Academy of Sleep
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|Is there an easier way to detect that a sleep test that has a 2 year waitlist? ~ Why wasn't I diagnosed and treated as soon as I needed it - should have been treated at least ten years sooner!
|Patients x 6, Family members x 2, clinicians x 1
|PSP unique ID
|Obstructive Sleep Apnea PSP
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|39 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|28 January 2021