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Untreated sleep apnea has economic impact

October 21, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

The economic burden of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea is nearly $150 billion dollars, according to a new study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Those costs include $86.9 billion in lost productivity, $26.2 billion in motor vehicle accidents and $6.5 billion in workplace accidents. Dr. Nathaniel Watson, immediate past president of AASM and a professor of neurology and sleep medicine at the University of Washington, spoke with HME News recently about these “eye-popping”...

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Dr. Nathaniel Watson, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

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