A Multidisciplinary Perioperative Intervention to Improve Positive Airway Pressure Adherence in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Case Series. A&A practice Wong, J. K., Rodriguez, E. M., Wee-Tom, B., Lejano, M., Kushida, C. A., Howard, S. K., Memtsoudis, S. G., Mariano, E. R. 2019


Positive airway pressure (PAP) adherence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) remains low despite known benefits. The postoperative inpatient period may represent a unique opportunity to address technical issues and promote self-efficacy, 2 important factors determining adherence, which may result in patients' seeking outpatient sleep medicine follow-up. We report our experience in developing a perioperative multidisciplinary intervention of reintroducing PAP therapy to nonadherent OSA patients with the intent of motivating patients to return to their outpatient sleep medicine clinics.

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