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Respiratory Disturbance Index (RDI) for Predicting Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for the risk of obstructive sleep apnea using the scores of Friedman et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

G47.3

Description:

Friedman et al developed a respiratory disturbance index (RDI) to help identify patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A simpler OSA score based on the same parameters was also useful in identifying affected patients. The authors are from Rush-Presbyterian-Saint Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.

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