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USPSTF Issues Final Recommendation and Evidence Summary on Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a final recommendation and evidence summary on screening for obstructive sleep apnea.  You can read the complete USPSTF notice on its final recommendation on screening for obstructive sleep apnea below.

u s preventive services task force

November 15, 2022

Final Recommendation Statement:

Screening for Sleep Apnea in Adults

Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults

The USPSTF released today a final recommendation statement on screening for obstructive sleep apnea in adults.  The USPSTF concluded that more research is needed to recommend for or against screening adults without recognized symptoms.  To view the recommendation, the evidence on which it is based, and a summary for clinicians, go here.  The final recommendation statement can also be found in the November 15 online issue of JAMA.

The Final Recommendation Statement Is Available

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FINAL RECOMMENDATION SUMMARY

See the full statement

Population

Recommendation

Grade

General adult population

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea in the general adult population.

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WHY THIS MATTERS

Ogedegbe“The Task Force looked at the evidence on screening for sleep apnea because it can negatively affect people’s health, and it is tied to other serious health issues like heart disease and stroke,” says USPSTF member Gbenga Ogedegbe, M.D., M.P.H.  “Unfortunately, there is not enough evidence to determine if screening all adults for sleep apnea improves health and quality of life.”

WHERE WE ARE IN THE PROCESS

Draft

Research Plan

Final

Research Plan

Draft

Recommendation / Draft Evidence Review

Final Recommendation / Evidence Summary


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