Hospitals Refusing to Buy or Order Ventilators – Report – ValueWalk

  • about 160K in hospitals, and 15K from the federal stockpiles, compared with a projected need of more than 900K – a new report says that many if not most hospitals would not buy or even order enough ventilators even if the devices did somehow become available.
  • In contrast to medical ventilators (about 160K now in hospitals), there are millions of CPAP (and BiPAP, hereinafter included) machines already in use, or in warehouses waiting to be used – to reduce snoring and treat sleep apnea (temporary periods of wakefulness) by helping to force air into the lungs of users – for many ” acutely ill [COVID-19] patients” who can survive without a hospital-type ventilator.

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