Wearing Your CPAP Saves You and America Money

Posted Jan 28, 2011 by Kristen P. in CPAP & Sleep Apnea Info

Did you know that getting the right diagnosis and treatment of your sleep apnea saves millions of healthcare dollars?

The health benefits of treating sleep disordered breathing (SDB) are well established.  There has been a substantial increase in health care costs related to diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing.  Several studies recently performed, have provided supporting evidence of cost justification for the current standards of detecting and treating sleep disorder breathing.

Untreated SDB is associated with an increased risk of cardiac disease, diabetes and stroke.  A report by the American Sleep Disorders Association reported that 97 untreated Sleep apnea patients incurred an excess in hospital costs of $100,000-$200,000 and physician costs doubled.

Another study of 344 patients with a clinical diagnosis of sleep apnea and appropriate treatment were examined for 2 years.  It was proven that in this control group, physician costs decreased by 33%.  Hospital stays decreased by over 50%.

One of the world’s largest trucking companies recently reported an average of 58% savings in health care costs of treated drivers for sleep apnea.  The same company reduced the number of accidents related to fatigue by 30%.  The efforts of this company have made the highways safer for all of us.

It is estimated that undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea may cause $3.4 billion in additional medical costs in the U.S.  The rising cost of healthcare today is one of America’s biggest concerns.

CPAP Supply USA was created to help the uninsured or underinsured Americans get the treatment they need.  To all of our faithful CPAP users, thank you being a good American citizen and doing your part to help the healthcare crisis.

CPAPSupplyUSA.com will continue to do their part in providing solutions.

Continue to wear your CPAP and share your knowledge of sleep apnea with someone that may be suffering from this life threatening illness.


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