CPAP sleep apnea machine for sale. Used once
Ernest Hemmingway is often credited with having written a 6 word novel. It goes like this… For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn. Legend has it that Ernest Hemmingway was at lunch with a few writer friends he bets the table ten dollars each that he can craft an entire story in six words. After the pot is assembled, Hemingway writes “For sale: baby shoes, never worn” on a napkin, passes this around the table, and collects his winnings.
This morning I was poking around on the internet and I saw a 23 word essay on sleep therapy it was published on Craigslist.
CPAP sleep apnea machine for sale. Used once. I don’t have sleep apnea and need to sell. Paid $2400 asking $900. Call Amy
It got my attention because we spend so much time working with patients and helping them understand their condition; only to have the entire sleep therapy experience determined by a single night with CPAP. A device, which by Amy’s estimation cured her Apnea in a single night of use. Based on that claim alone you would expect she could charge a premium for the CPAP instead of losing $1500 on the deal. Sadly this is a story we hear all too often.
Patient compliance has been shown to be a direct result of education and relationship with the clinical team that sets up the CPAP and manages patient care. I hope Amy shares her essay with the clinical team that set her up initially. I suspect that they would have some additional advice, tips and tricks to help with compliance. I expect however that the clinical team will never get a chance to have the conversation.