Work-Related Accidents in Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Friday, February 18, 2005
Principal Investigator: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Not Available
Datasets requested: 
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
PharmaCare (BC Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
WorkSafe BC Claims Files and Firm Level Data
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

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.


Journal Publication

  • 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)

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