• Draft CEPAC Report of Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults

    Boston, Mass., November 19, 2012  – The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has posted the draft supplementary report “Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults” as a complement to the full review of the same name from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Both will be the subject of deliberation and vote at the next public meeting of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (CEPAC) on Thursday, December 6, 2012 in Hartford, Connecticut.  The report prepared for CEPAC includes supplementary analyses to the original AHRQ review, including budget impact and cost-effectiveness analyses.

    This supplementary report aims to help the members of CEPAC, and the public, understand the latest evidence on the relative effectiveness and value of different management options for adults with obstructive sleep apnea.  The report will be available for public comment until Monday, November 26, 2012.

    Meeting Details

    Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

    Location: Legislative Office Building, Room 2D, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

    Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must register by December 4, 2012 by visiting the “Contact Us” section of cepac.icer-review.org.  The website also includes instructions for those wishing to submit written comments ahead of time, and those requesting the opportunity to make public comments at the meeting.  Members of the public wishing to deliver an oral comment during the public meeting must register to do so no later than Thursday, November 29, 2012.  An audio recording of the CEPAC meeting will be made available on the CEPAC website following the meeting for members of the public unable to attend the in-person meeting.

    Disclosure: I am a member of CEPAC.

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