Preoperative Sleep Questionnaires Identify Medical Emergency Team Activation in Older Adults.

The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of utilizing OSA questionnaires in the preoperative clinic and to determine the frequency of postoperative medical emergency team activation among older patients at risk for OSA. Among 575 patients the use of preoperative, self-administered OSA questionnaires was feasible, while OSA risk was associated with the occurrence of postoperative medical emergency team activation among older adults. Therefore, the use of clinical tools and OSA questionnaires may improve preoperative risk stratification by predicting the requirement for postoperative medical emergency events particuarly in older patients.

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31201101