Quality measures for the care of patients with insomnia

Jack D. Edinger, Daniel J. Buysse, Ludmila Deriy, Anne Germain, Daniel S. Lewin, Jason C. Ong, Timothy I. Morgenthaler

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The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) commissioned fi ve Workgroups to develop quality measures to optimize management and care for patients with common sleep disorders including insomnia. Following the AASM process for quality measure development, this document describes measurement methods for two desirable outcomes of therapy, improving sleep quality or satisfaction, and improving daytime function, and for four processes important to achieving these goals. To achieve the outcome of improving sleep quality or satisfaction, pre- and post-treatment assessment of sleep quality or satisfaction and providing an evidence-based treatment are recommended. To realize the outcome of improving daytime functioning, pre- and post-treatment assessment of daytime functioning, provision of an evidence-based treatment, and assessment of treatment-related side effects are recommended. All insomnia measures described in this report were developed by the Insomnia Quality Measures Workgroup and approved by the AASM Quality Measures Task Force and the AASM Board of Directors. The AASM recommends the use of these measures as part of quality improvement programs that will enhance the ability to improve care for patients with insomnia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-334
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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