Can STOP-Bang and Pulse Oximetry Detect and Exclude Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

In this study, conducted in Sweden, the authors found that a STOP-Bang score < 2 almost excludes moderate and severe OSA, whereas nearly all the patients with a STOP-Bang score ≥ 6 have OSA. For patients with an intermediate score, the authors recommend performing a nightly pulse oximetry to detect OSA patients.