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Special Issue 4: Invited Article

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Guidelines, 2018

Anand Singh, Harsh Meshram, Milk Srikanth

Keywords : AASM guidelines 2018, Clinical guidelines, Quality of care

Citation Information : Singh A, Meshram H, Srikanth M. American Academy of Sleep Medicine Guidelines, 2018. Int J Head Neck Surg 2019; 10 (4):102-103.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1379

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Quality of care should be improved by following the clinical guidelines across the world. Guidelines have potential benefits not only for patients but also for clinicians and healthcare system in formulating the health schemes. Clinicians with sound knowledge need to identify the specific barriers, beyond knowledge, that stand in the way of behavioral change. Recent American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines 2018 have come up with new recommendations such as split night polysomnography (PSG), repeat PSG in strongly suspected individuals with initial negative PSG and more to improve the specificity of diagnosis.

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