What are indicators of poor adherence of continuous positive adherence for the treatment 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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CPAP adherence is key to patients obtaining benefits from its use. Unfortunately, adherence may be poor. Evidence indicates that many patients do not accept (or even initiate) CPAP therapy and that up to 25% do not regularly follow up with a sleep physician, [168] with most of these patients being nonadherent to therapy.


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