Impact of sleep apnea on economics
Sleep Medicine Reviews. 2012-10-01; 16(5): 455-462
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1. Sleep Med Rev. 2012 Oct;16(5):455-62. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2011.10.001. Epub 2012
Impact of sleep apnea on economics.
Leger D(1), Bayon V, Laaban JP, Philip P.
(1)Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Faculté de Médecine, APHP
(Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris), Hôtel Dieu de Paris, Sleep and Vigilance
Center (Centre du Sommeil et de la Vigilance), 1 pl. du Parvis Notre Dame, 75181
Paris Cedex 04, France.
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) alters sleep quality and is associated
with sleepiness and decreased cognitive functioning. It has therefore always been
recognized as a major public health issue with potential societal consequences:
accidents, increased morbidity, and cognitive deficits impairing work efficiency.
The number of patients diagnosed and treated for OSA has increased drastically in
the last few years. In response to this epidemic, health authorities have
encouraged studies investigating how patients cope with OSA and also its
diagnosis, comparing ambulatory to hospital-based polysomnography. Based on
epidemiological knowledge, this review aims to carefully describe the possible
links between sleep apnea and public health concerns along with identifying the
certitudes and missing data concerning the consequences of sleep apnea on
accidents, work, economics and health-related quality of life.
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