JournalJournal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
PublisherThe American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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AbstractInnovation stems from necessity. A nationwide shortage of medical specialists coupled with a tech-savvy patient population is an opportunity for advances in health care access. Because sleep medicine is a not a procedure-based specialty, our field holds special promise for telehealth-based approaches. Across the United States, there is a marked shortage of sleep medicine physicians, with an estimated patient to physician ratio of 43,000:1. Validated questionnaires for estimating pretest probability for sleep-disordered breathing, computer-based cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), home sleep testing, actigraphy, commercial wearables, and modem-enabled continuous positive airway pressure devices provide a robust platform for effective sleep telehealth. Sleep telehealth has already been evaluated in a number of settings and has promise for remote care in particular.
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