Background: Sleep disorders are an important cause of morbidity among our population with billions of dollars spent on direct and indirect costs attributed to sleep disorders. In spite of raising prevalence and morbidity, surveys have shown inadequate education in sleep medicine at all levels at medical school. According to national sleep disorders research plan data, in 1990 about 37 % of medical schools did not offer any sleep education and of the schools which offered it, the average time devoted to sleep medicine was about 2 hours. Sleep disorders have found to be uniformly under diagnosed in primary care settings. [See PDF for complete abstract]
sleep disorders, medical education
Recommended CitationCitation Information:Muthuswamy, Bhuvana MD and Nelson, Elizabeth MD, "Waking Up to Sleep Medicine Education" (2007).
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