Primary care providers can treat sleep apnea, study says

03/13/2013 | Reuters · HealthDay News

Sleep apnea patients who were treated by trained primary care doctors and nurses improved just as much in terms of daytime tiredness as those treated by sleep specialists, researchers in Australia found. "We're suggesting that with the right training and motivation (sleep apnea) can be taken care of at the primary care level with the help of specialists," study lead author Doug McEvoy said. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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