Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Death and Near Miss Registry

The Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine and the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project have established this Registry to investigate unanticipated perioperative deaths and near misses in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Using models developed through the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project, the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Death and Near Miss Registry hopes to collect a large number of detailed case reports for analysis. The goals are to identify common themes or factors associated with OSA-related adverse perioperative events including:

  • Identify the level of monitoring used when deaths or near misses occurred
  • Provide a better understanding into why the adverse events occurred, and what (if anything) can be done to limit these adverse events
  • Provide insight regarding how to best construct prospective studies to answer many of the questions surrounding the best practices for care of patients with OSA during the perioperative period

A detailed case report form has been posted on this web site with instructions for anonymous case submission. Please see the link to the left.

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