On October 1st, the Ontario Government is changing pricing to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices which will raise costs for patients and make respiratory care unaffordable for many. Get the latest News here.
Ontario sleep apnea cutbacks present a real danger to the public at large say caregivers
My big concern is that if the price goes higher on the out-of-pocket side of things for people, there will be those that can't afford it and not get a machine. We'll have people with untreated sleep apnea out in the public and they become unsafe on the road, unsafe at work and it becomes a dangerous situation
Obstructive sleep apnea may increase risk of severe COVID-19: study
A new study has found that people with a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had increased odds of having COVID-19 and were twice as likely to be hospitalized with the disease or treated for it in an intensive care unit (ICU).