What is the accuracy of the STOP-BANG questionnaire for the screening of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Research has shown that the STOP-Bang questionnaire is both simple to use for busy clinicians and predictive of OSA. A 2012 study supports existing research indicating that screening in presurgical patients using the STOP-Bang score has a high probability of OSA detection. [85] Not all patient populations can be identified to the same degree of accuracy with the same tool, therefore research continues to find the best predictors for various patient populations.


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