Home testing boosts sleep studies
The number of Australians who have undergone sleep studies has almost doubled thanks to the introduction of Medicare-funded in-home testing, according to a study that provides the first national usage data.
The study shows polysomnography (PSG) provision increased by 79% from 2005 to 2012, with the majority of growth attributable to the 2008 introduction of funding for in-home testing.
Overall, the annual rate has risen from 339 per 100,000 in 2005 to 608 in 2012.
“This growth has