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Somnium Sleep Solutions is partnering with leading surgical hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) to implement sleep diagnostic services that improves patient care, lowers facility risk and provides additional profit to the facility bottom line.
As a hospital or ASC, you only need to provide beds & billing. We take care of the rest.
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Importance of Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Surgical Setting
Did you know that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is estimated to affect approximately 20% of the American population and that recent studies have shown in the pre-surgical population, ~30-40% of patients are high risk for OSA? In addition, it is estimated that less than 20% of those with OSA have been diagnosed or treated.
Important U.S. News and World Report
U.S. News and World Report released an article in the end of 2014 titled “Untreated Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Surgical Complications” based on a 4,200 patient study conducted by the University of Manitoba and published in the October 2014 addition of Anesthesiology. Three critical findings:
Patients with untreated sleep apnea were at increased risk for cardiovascular complications such as cardiac arrest or shock, while those who began CPAP therapy before surgery were less than half as likely to develop such complications.
Screening and treating patients for obstructive sleep apnea before they have surgery may reduce their risk of cardiovascular complications by more than half.
Patients with sleep apnea were twice as likely to have surgery-related respiratory complications as those without sleep apne.
We have based Somnium on this and so much more.