Home Sleep Testing
I wanted to pick your collective brains about home sleep testing. Our lab is recently accredited for OOCT testing. The jury is still out for me on some issues. I like the convenience it affords patients, but I don't like being mandated to go that route.
Typically we request the patient return the device the next day after testing. This is becoming problematic since we have a significant out-of-state patient population. We are setting up a system to allow the patient to return the device via courier. I worry that we won't get them back though. It's probably silly too, since I currently have two devices that have been out for 2 weeks due to patient transportation issues.
What are you guys doing? I know there are companies who do mail order only and they never see the patient, so it must work well for them. Anyway, I would love some feedback, to know what others are doing and what's working, as well as what's not.