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Facing Deadly Ice Storms, Home Medical Equipment Providers in New England Mobilize to Protect Oxygen Patients
Date:12/16/2008

o a nursing home whose back-up generator failed and they ran out of tanks. They also transported oxygen to an ambulance company in Worcester who had exhausted their supplies."

The typical Medicare home oxygen user is a 73 year-old who suffers from late-stage COPD. Approximately 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD. An estimated 12 to 15 million more remain undiagnosed. The American Association for Homecare represents durable medical equipment providers, manufacturers, and other organizations in the homecare community. Website: www.aahomecare.org.


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