1712 – Out-of-laboratory sleep studies in the diagnosis and management of sleep disordered breathing in children & adolescents

Page last updated: 18 June 2024

Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

Overnight investigation of sleep (8+ hours) outside of a sleep laboratory, consisting of:

  • Full polysomnography - which records brain waves, oxygen level in the blood, heart and breathing rate, as well as eye and leg movements;
  • Cardiorespiratory study - which monitors heart rate, airflow and oxygen level in the body; and
  • Overnight oximetry monitoring to screen for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in children living more than 50km from an accredited paediatric sleep laboratory - which provides a continuous measure of heart rate and amount of oxygen in the blood overnight.

Description of Medical Condition

The most prevalent type of sleep disordered breathing is OSA, which is characterised by a narrowing of the upper airway that impairs normal breathing during sleep. This causes the brain to wake you from your sleep for a few seconds, and can happen hundreds of times a night, resulting in a very-broken sleep.

Reason for Application

Medical Service Type

Investigative technology

Previous Application Number/s

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form

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Consultation Survey

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PASC Consultation
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MSAC Consultation
MSAC consultation input closed Friday, 16 February 2024.

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PICO Confirmation

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Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

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Meetings for this Application


11–12 August 2022
8–9 December 2022


15-16 February 2024


4-5 April 2024