Faulty Sleep Lab Test Results to be Reviewed

In order to assure safety of approximately 1000 patients, Interior Health would investigate all sleep-related cases conducted by Kelowna General Hospital from August 29, 2007 to September 8, 2011.

Procedure has already started, and 13 of them have been called while the rest of them would soon be contacted. Main reason for the review is that IH has doubts on accuracy of the reports.

Sleep tests were taken for problems like sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, narcolepsy and parasomnias.

Another thing which IH would be checking is whether doctors, who conducted the tests, had required credentials, degree and permission, informed Dr. Michael Murray, Senior IH Medical Director.

He further affirmed that patient’s safety is foremost for them and all this is done to ensure that patient’s have right reports for their follow-up treatments.

Some tests were found having some error in random sampling procedure and therefore, strong independent check-up was needed to cross-check them with original findings. If any change is found, they would be informed and according to that, they would be given new report which would enclose follow-up procedure and other mandatory terms.

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