Canadian oxygen providers feel your pain: "We're shocked by the lack of understanding"

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12/08/2009

I ran across this headline today on the Canadian NewsWire: "Ontario oxygen vendors shocked by lack of understanding of the Home Oxygen Program by the Auditor General's Office."

Our northern neighbors labor under the same misperceptions as do U.S. home respiratory providers. Specifically, it seems that that Canadian government doesn't understand that a whole bunch of services go into providing patients oxygen therapy.

Imagine that.

Canadian providers want to make one thing clear: "Ontario's home oxygen providers don't simply drop a machine off at the client's door and leave."

I'll let you read the article (press release) for yourself, but there is one big difference between Canadian and U.S. oxygen providers that I think you'll find interesting. Canadian providers get paid a lot more.

— Mike Moran