What does the ASDA advocate regarding the use of oral appliance (OA) therapy for 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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The ASDA states, “Economic assessment, focusing on both short- and long-range costs (inclusive of needed follow-up and indirect costs of OA therapy) is needed so that OA therapy can be compared with alternate therapies through cost and effectiveness analyses. Research is needed to clarify design characteristics most beneficial in given patient groups, so that device selection is driven by data that are more precise.” [188]


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