Accession Number:

AD1037279

Title:

Assessing How Hospital Readmission are Affected by Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity and Therapy Compliance

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Report Date:

2017-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Hospital readmissions are an important quality metric reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Previous work from our group found that the presence of obstructive sleep apnea OSA correlates with increased risk of hospital readmission within 30 days. This project seeks to characterize the relationship between readmissions and the severity and treatment of OSA. A better understanding of this relationship could potentially be utilized to develop preventative measures and reduce readmission.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE