Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of April 5, 2021

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What are the minimum requirements for a face-to-face clinical evaluation for polysomnography?

Answer:

The face-to-face clinical evaluation must include, at a minimum: (1) the patient’s sleep history and symptoms, (2) an Epworth sleepiness scale, and (3) a physical examination that documents body mass index, neck circumference, and a focused cardiopulmonary and upper airway evaluation.


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