LUNG ALERT: CPAP for OSA is cost effective

Hands, G.
November 2006
Thorax;Nov2006, Vol. 61 Issue 11, p999
Academic Journal
The article discusses the study on the cost benefit that the society will obtain from the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as an effective treatment of untreated obstructive sleep apnoe/hypopnoea. A cost benefit analysis was conducted on the economic impact of CPAP to the society in terms of the decrease in road traffic accidents. Findings showed that CPAP was more effective treatment, however more expensive compared to no CPAP.


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