Interventions for Sleep Apnea
This is a very nice summary, focused on optimum use of treatments for sleep apnea. Dr Almeida has served as a consultant for CADTH in the literature review and analysis. Documents from CADTH are often used by policy makers to approve provincial health coverage for treatment. In this article, they pointed out that for moderate to severe OSA, CPAP, oral appliances and maxilla-mandibular surgery are cost-effective treatment, meaning the provider is saving money on possible future health complication if they pay for any of these treatments instead of leaving patients untreated.
It is important to tailor the treatment to each patient, which should involve the severity of the disease as well as patients factors such as preference and access to dentist specialized in the field.