Please complete the following screening questionnaires with your patient. It is now a Medicare requirement that for a patient to qualify for an overnight sleep study without seeing a Sleep Physician they need to:
• Score ≥ 5 points on the OSA 50 + have an ESS o f ≥ 8 or;
• Score ≥ 3 points on the STOP-Bang + have an ESS of ≥ 8
If unsure complete referral and send to Bendigo Sleep Lab who will contact referrer and/or patient as required to manage appropriate clinical pathway.