Economic Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) commissioned a global research and consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan to develop two reports related to the economic impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the experience of adult sleep apnea patients in the United States.
The August 2016 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
includes an editorial
by AASM Immediate Past President Dr. Nathaniel Watson that describes the importance of these papers.
The first report, Hidden Health Crisis Costing America Billions
, combines a review of medical and economic literature with Frost & Sullivan’s modeling and forecasting to demonstrate the economic impact of undiagnosed and untreated OSA for payors, employers and patients.
The second report, In an Age of Constant Activity, the Solution to Improving the Nation’s Health May Lie in Helping it Sleep Better
, is based on a survey of 506 adults currently being treated for OSA in the U.S. The survey results and analysis describe the patient experience in detail and demonstrate the benefits that patients enjoy when obstructive sleep apnea is treated effectively.
These papers emphasize the widespread importance and benefits of comprehensive OSA screening, diagnosis and treatment. To enhance the dissemination of this information, a companion PowerPoint presentation was also developed. The AASM also developed an infographic that illustrates the hidden health crisis of undiagnosed OSA. We encourage you to share these resources with patients, employers, policymakers and health care professionals.
The editorial, reports, presentation and infographic are copyrighted by the AASM and are subject to all applicable U.S. and international copyright laws, which protect the rights of the AASM as copyright owner. Use of these materials for educational purposes and to promote public awareness is permitted as long as the user refrains from claiming or implying authorship or ownership of the materials. Copyright notices included in the papers and the presentation may not be removed, obscured or modified in any way.