SESSION TITLE: Sleep Disorders 2
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Identifying patients at greatest risk for readmission and targeting evidence-based care to address specific risks is a high priority for health systems. A number of socio-demographic, clinical and behavioral factors have been identified as risk factors for readmission in COPD. However, little attention has been given to whether sleep apnea contributes to increased risk of hospitalizations. Therefore, we examined whether the presence of sleep apnea is an independent risk factor of 30-day all-cause readmission in patients hospitalized for a COPD exacerbation.