The use of oxygen within medicine is increasing steadily and a typical large hospital uses approximately one million cubic metres of oxygen each year.
Parallel to this, the number of patients in home oxygen treatment is also increasing. More than a million patients are today treated with oxygen in their homes in Europe and US. This market is also growing rapidly because of an ageing population and the rapid increase in the number of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and palliative lung cancer patients. Home oxygen treated patients need a constant, 16-24 hours a day, supply of oxygen.
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