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OSA diagnoses not carried forward to the inpatient setting

Key clinical point: A substantial proportion of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnoses may not be carried over to the inpatient setting.

Major finding: Out of 991 individuals with a prior outpatient OSA diagnosis, 376 (38%) did not have an inpatient OSA diagnosis on inpatient record.

Study details: Retrospective analysis including 13,067 patients hospitalized at a single center between 2017 and 2018.

Disclosures: One study author reported relationships with Boehringer-Ingelheim, Nitto Denko, and Galapagos.


Sahu N. CHEST 2020. Abstract.