Thursday August 11, 2016
Did you know that treating OSA is the most cost-effective treatment in Western medicine?
The sleep clinic at Tauranga Hospital has grown steadily since its inception around 30 years ago and has transformed the lives of many literally overnight.
In order to accurately assess and grade GP referrals, the grading physician must have the relevant clinical details, in particular BMI, neck circumference and the Epworth score.
Simply stating ‘Known sleep apnoea', please see’ is not sufficient, and such referrals will be returned asking for more information.
On Medtech there is an easy BPAC e-referral tool, or alternatively there is a simple form available on Bay Navigator that lists the required information - click here to access this.