Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and CareISSN: 2325-9639

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Research Article, J Sleep Disor Treat Care Vol: 6 Issue: 3

Use of Sleep Compliance Monitoring to Improve Patient Adherence

Lucio JA1* and Giudice A2

1Medical Director, Ascent Clinical Management, USA

2RPSGT, Director of Clinical Education, 3B Medical, Inc, USA

*Corresponding Author : James A Lucio, M.D., FCCP
Medical Director, Ascent Clinical Management, USA
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Received: April 20, 2017 Accepted: May 24, 2017 Published: May 30, 2017

Citation: Lucio JA, Giudice A (2017) Use of Sleep Compliance Monitoring to Improve Patient Adherence. J Sleep Disor: Treat Care 6:3. doi: 10.4172/2325-9639.1000197

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by cessation of breathing during sleep with intermittent hypoxemia and sleep fragmentation. Comorbidities associated with OSA include: coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, stroke, hypertension, and Type II diabetes. In addition to high public safety costs associated with untreated OSA. OSA patients use a much higher and disproportionate amount of healthcare resources. Untreated OSA patients use twice the healthcare resources of treated patients. These facts notwithstanding, the current model for delivery of care to OSA patients is noticeably deficient in long term clinical management of patients. 3B Medical proposes a robust program of patient clinical management using web-based telemedicine and automated algorithms to improve outcomes and lower costs

Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnea; Sleep; OSA patients

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