The development of new quality measures by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine is the first step to help evaluate the quality of care for five common sleep disorders, reports Medscape in an online article posted March 31. The article includes insight from AASM board of directors member Ronald Chervin, MD, who provides examples of how the quality measures could have a positive impact on patient care. A summary paper describing the project is published in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine along with five workgroup papers presenting outcome and process measures to aid in evaluating the quality of care of restless legs syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea in adults, and obstructive sleep apnea in children.
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