According to an article published this week by Anesthesiology News, 46 cases have been collected by the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Death and Near Miss Registry. However, more cases are needed for analysis of unanticipated perioperative deaths and near misses in patients with OSA.
Established through a collaboration between the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) and the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project, the registry will promote risk prevention and improve anesthesia patient safety by identifying common themes or factors. In order to protect anonymity, case reports do not contain patient or provider identifiers and are not linked to their source.
Members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) are encouraged visit the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Death and Near Miss Registry website for complete details, including case report instructions and forms.