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Treating sleep apnoea is cost effective
  1. N J Douglas1,
  2. C F P George2
  1. 1Sleep Centre, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9YW, UK
  2. 2University of Western Ontario, London Health Sciences Centre, Ontario N6A 4G5, Canada

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The paper by George1 showing a decrease in road accidents with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in the July issue of Thorax was accompanied by an editorial quantifying the cost savings based on USA accident costs.2 As most sleep services in the UK are having difficulty funding CPAP treatment, there is a need to put the cost benefits into a …

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