(12-09-2015, 08:21 PM)PoolQ Wrote: Amusing. Quoting an internet source as an expert. It's expensive because we pay so little? really? If I got prime rib for $1 a pound I would personally not call it expensive.
Sorry folks, I just couldn't resist.
SOMEONE is paying for the other 86%. Who do you think that might be?
I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
If manufacturers treat patients / users as cattle than, it's only because most patients are... like cattle. I'm sure that most OSA patients simply get the machine, mask and supplies that the doc prescribes and DME suggests. It's a small percentage that take really active role in their own treatment.
Despite that, there are some significant improvements in the usability / functionality of the machines, masks and what have you. How did it happen? Well, since DMEs, manufacturers and any other business must make profit to stay in business, they have to offer what actually sells so, like it or not, manufacturers have to take into the account what cattle wants.
For example; IF every patient would choose data capable machine, they would stop making bricks...