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COUNTERPOINT: Does Laboratory Polysomnography Yield Better Outcomes Than Home Sleep Testing? NoLab Polysomnography Not Better Than Home Testing

Neil Freedman, MD, FCCP
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From the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunology, NorthShore University Health System.

CORRESPONDENCE: Neil Freedman, MD, FCCP, 2151 Waukegan Rd, Bannockburn, IL 60015; e-mail: Neilfreedman@comcast.net


FINANCIAL/NONFINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: The author has reported to CHEST that no potential conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

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Chest. 2015;148(2):308-310. doi:10.1378/chest.15-0479
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It has been almost 7 years since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved home sleep testing (HST) for the diagnosis of OSA in adults. Since the initial approval of HST, there have been several peer-reviewed studies validating many different portable diagnostic devices as well as numerous randomized controlled trials demonstrating similar outcomes when comparing an ambulatory approach that incorporates HST to a management strategy utilizing polysomnography (PSG) for diagnosis and determination of appropriate CPAP therapy.1-7 Yet, despite advancements in technology and a growing body of outcome data supporting the use of HST in appropriate patient populations, many clinicians have not willingly adopted HST as part of a standard strategy for the diagnosis and management of OSA.

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