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Humidified Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Devices for Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness

Last updated: December 12, 2016
Project Number: RB1044-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of humidified continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) versus non-humidified CPAP for adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of humidified CPAP for adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea?

Key Message

One health technology assessment, six randomized controlled trials, and one non-randomized study were identified regarding the comparative clinical effectiveness of humidified CPAP versus non-humidified CPAP for adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea.