Medscape article highlights new AASM quality measures for sleep medicine

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.

Read more on Medscape (free account registration required): New AASM Quality Measures for Common Sleep Disorders

Read more in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine:

Measurement of Quality to Improve Care in Sleep Medicine

Quality Measures for the Care of Adult Patients with Restless Legs Syndrome

Quality Measures for the Care of Patients with Insomnia

Quality Measures for the Care of Patients with Narcolepsy

Quality Measures for the Care of Adult Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Quality Measures for the Care of Pediatric Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

2015-04-01T00:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Professional Development|