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Survey finds improving supply for CPAP devices 

Survey finds improving supply for CPAP devices 

NEW YORK – Respondents saw a 6% increase in sleep patient volume, on average, in the last 12 months, according to the HME Sleep and Oxygen Survey for the first quarter of 2024 from Needham and Co. 

Respondents expect 6.5% growth in the next 12 months. 

“We suspect that the increase is due to improving flow generator supply and HMEs engaging both new and backlogged patients that resulted from the Philips Respironics recall,” the report stated. 

Other findings from the survey: 

  • Respondents reported an average 0.6 month backlog of newly diagnosed sleep patients awaiting CPAP equipment, which is up from 0.4 months in the third quarter 2023 survey, but down from the 1.5 and 2.9 in the first quarter and third quarter surveys in 2023 and 2022, respectively. 

  • Respondents indicated that flow generator prices increased by 5.8% in the last 12 months compared to 7% a year ago, marking the fourth consecutive decrease in prices. 

  • Respondents reported they are able to get an average of 75% of their flow generator purchases from ResMed, 45% from React Health, 20% from Fisher & Paykel and 15% from other brands. 

  • Respondents plan to increase their purchases with ResMed by 23%, Reach Health 16% and other brands 7%. Fifty four percent plan to make no changes. 

For oxygen equipment, respondents reported 3.7% patient volume growth in the last 12 months and expect 4.5% growth in the next 12 months. They expect their POC purchases to increase, on average, 10.3% over the next 12 months. 


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