Table 3—

Reason for emergency visits over the 6-month period

Home visits n
Total visits188
Ventilator not working52
Technical issue (alarming, not reaching pressure, noisy)43
Equipment required (tubing, filters, mask spares)39
No fault25
Circuit fitted incorrectly9
Hospital requested exchange9
Patient changed settings by mistake8
Patient did not like replacement ventilator2
Set up of ventilator at home1