Procurement Trends: Airway Clearance Units - October, 2023

October 2, 2023 | Procurement Trends


Airway clearance units are designed for non-invasive, automated assist in removing secretions from the lower respiratory tract (i.e., enhancing secretion clearance from the airways); some units are also intended for treating incomplete expansion of the lungs (i.e., atelectasis). These units can be classified into four types (in order of current member interest): nebulizer/airway pressure control systems, external vests, insufflation/exsufflation systems, and chest physiotherapy systems. According to our PricePaid database, in the past three years we recorded a 15% decrease in overall member interest (total number of quotes) in all airway clearance units. However, member interest in...

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