Priority 14 from the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Saskatchewan,Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Can Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy ever be stopped and under what circumstances? (JLA PSP Priority 14)
Overall ranking 14
JLA question ID 0118/14
Explanatory note While between 30% and 50% of patients who are prescribed CPAP either don't fill their prescription or stop using their machines, this questions focuses on how a health care provider would determine that CPAP is no longer needed. 

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Health Research Classification System category Respiratory
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Is there anyway to reduce your dependency on the machine ? ~ Will it ever be fully treated where a cpap machine will no longer be needed?
Submitted by Patient/family x 5, clinician x 1
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0118
PSP name 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