Table 2

Final workshop rankings of questions

1 How can a diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) be made easier to obtain?
2 How could improved affordability and insurance coverage for OSA diagnosis and treatment affect patient outcomes?
3 How can access, coordination, and quality of public services be improved for persons with OSA?
4 What are important considerations when treating a patient with OSA who has other chronic health conditions?
5 How can OSA services to rural areas be improved?
6 How can OSA services to indigenous peoples be improved?
7 Are there other therapies that could be used along with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to improve OSA and under what circumstances?
8 How can the treatment and care of OSA in long-term and residential care settings be improved?
9 How do lifestyle changes (such as weight loss, exercise and stress reduction) affect the need for ongoing CPAP treatment?
10 How often should CPAP therapy be re-evaluated by a healthcare provider?
11 What should be done if the patient does not notice any difference after beginning/receiving CPAP treatment?
12 What can be done to improve sleep quality for people with OSA?
13 Can OSA be permanently eliminated?
14 Can CPAP therapy ever be stopped and under what circumstances?
15 Apart from CPAP, what other ways (including alternative therapies and physical or breathing exercises) could effectively treat OSA?
16 How do bed surfaces, pillows and sleeping position affect the symptoms of OSA?