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Looking for a Cheap Spirometer?

If your answer is yes, be careful. In spirometry there is a direct correlation between cost and quality. There is also a correlation between spirometer cost and ease-of-use. Cheap spirometers are more difficult to operate due to smaller displays and limited keys, which dramatically slow down data entry, data review, and report generation. The most common reason for the underutilization of a spirometer in a physician’s office is due to product ease-of-use.

  • If you save a few hundred dollars on a cheap spirometer, but your staff finds it difficult to use, are unhappy and resist using it; what have you gained?
  • If you save a few hundred dollars on a cheap spirometer, but it takes your staff 30 minutes instead of 5 minutes to enter patient data, run a test, and get a report; what have you gained?
  • If you save a few hundred on a cheap spirometer, but your disposable costs are hundreds more every year; what have you gained?

The point is, purchasing a spirometer based on price alone will likely end up costing you a lot more in the long run.

If you’re looking for the best value in spirometry, you’ve come to the right place. A spirometer that is easy-to-use, accurate, efficient, and cost effective can be one of the best physician office investments available. For proof, take a look at our ROI calculator. The average price of a good spirometer is about $2000. It should last about 10 years and can pay for itself in weeks. Remember, having a higher quality product means less cost in the long run.

Today, choosing the right spirometer company is as important as choosing the right spirometer. Because many spirometry companies tend to come and go, make sure you buy a spirometer from a reputable and established manufacturer. The longer a spirometry company has been in business, the better chance they will be there to support you when you need them.

There is no value in buying a cheap product. You and your staff are busy. Avoid cheap, inefficient spirometers that will ruin your productivity and cost-effectiveness. For guidance on purchasing the right spirometer for your practice, see 10 Tips for Purchasing a Spirometer.

Since 1919, the healthcare community has relied on Jones Medical for reliable and efficient pulmonary technology; a claim no other spirometry company can make. Visit our home page for the best pricing on the best spirometer for your practice.


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