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Polysomnography: addressing the need for standards.

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Source
CMAJ. 1996 Dec 15;155(12):1693-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-15-1996
Author
W A Whitelaw
W W Flemons
Source
CMAJ. 1996 Dec 15;155(12):1693-4
Date
Dec-15-1996
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Humans
Polysomnography - standards
Reproducibility of Results
Sleep Disorders - diagnosis
Abstract
The field of sleep disorders medicine is facing enormous challenges as it strives to gain recognition from the medical profession, the public and government. One of these challenges is to ensure that limited resources for diagnosis are used wisely. The authors argue that the standards for polysomnography developed by the Canadian Sleep Society and the Canadian Thoracic Society (see pages 1673 to 1678 of this issue) will go a long way toward ensuring that this expensive resource is used prudently. In the mean-time, more research is needed to determine valid measures of the impact of sleep disorders and to establish the reliability of different diagnostic methods.
Notes
Cites: Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1996 Aug;154(2 Pt 1):279-898756795
Comment In: CMAJ. 1997 Jun 15;156(12):1698-9, 17019220920
Comment On: CMAJ. 1996 Dec 15;155(12):1673-88976332
PubMed ID
8976335 View in PubMed
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