USPSTF 2022: Insufficient evidence to recommend screening for obstructive sleep apnea (I statement)

Clinical Question

Should primary care clinicians screen asymptomatic adults for obstructive sleep apnea, including those with unrecognized symptoms?

Bottom line

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) continues to find that current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for OSA in adults without signs or symptoms of OSA (I statement). This recommendation focuses on persons who are not aware of their symptoms or do not report symptoms as being a concern. This updated review is consistent with the 2017 USPSTF recommendations. 2c

Study design: Practice guideline

Funding: Government

Setting: Various (guideline)

Reviewer

David C. Slawson, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine for Education and Scholarship
Atrium Health
Professor of Family Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill
Charlotte, NC


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Comments

Anonymous

OSA Screening

Futile and the concept could only be a 'make work' project

Anonymous

Any

No

Anonymous

screening for OSA

not indicated

ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Assessment

Very good