Nonadherence to CPAP Associated with Increased 30-Day Hospital Readmissions

Retrospective analysis of 345 OSA patients hospitalized at a Veterans Affairs hospital showed that the all cause 30-day readmission rate was significantly higher in patient’s non-adherent to CPAP with adjusted odds of 3.52 (CI 2.04-6.08). Moreover, 30-day cardiovascular cause readmission rate was significantly higher in the CPAP non-adherent group, with adjusted odds of 2.31 (CI 1.11-4.78). Nonadherence to CPAP is associated with increased risk for hospital readmission in patients with OSA.

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