Quit wasting money on Sleep Center advertising- all the patients you need are in your hospital now.
A study just concluded that 60% of all inpatients have sleep apnea or other sleep disorders that should be treated by CPAP or other therapies.
Untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. Moreover, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle crashes. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated. Several treatment options exist, and research into additional options continues.
How do you find them?
Set up a program of screening likely candidates: like every bariatric patient, any CV patient, many cases of memory loss (some misdiagnosed as age related dementia), 80% of any patient that has a primary diagnosis of diabetes, or any man over 50 with a BMI of 30 or greater just to name some.
Doing risk assessments of inpatients isn’t just good business, it is the right thing to do and can improve lives dramatically sometimes even save lives.