Routine OSA screenings not necessarily necessary

Thursday, January 26, 2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – There isn’t enough evidence to support routine screenings for obstructive sleep apnea says the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. No studies have examined whether using questionnaires to screen people without symptoms led to changes in their health, according to a statement published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Task force member Dr. Alexander Krist said, however, that the findings shouldn't stop people with symptoms from being tested.