Work-Related Accidents in Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing
The major objective is to assess the rates of occupational injuries in patients referred for an overnight sleep study and correlate this with patient characteristics (e.g., presence of sleep apnea on sleep study, age, industry, medication use, degree of subjective sleepiness). To accomplish this objective, we intend to link the data from patients studies in our sleep laboratory to the WCB database through CHSPR. Secondary objectives include the assessment of healthcare resources spent by these patients and again correlating that with a variety of patient characteristics as described above.
- A J Hirsch Allen, Julie E Park, Patrick R Daniele, John Fleetham, C Frank Ryan, Najib T Ayas. Obstructive sleep apnoea and frequency of occupational injury. Thorax. (2016)