Hospital resource utilization that occurs with, rather than because of, kidney failure in patients with end-stage renal disease.

@article{Ross2006HospitalRU,
  title={Hospital resource utilization that occurs with, rather than because of, kidney failure in patients with end-stage renal disease.},
  author={Edward Allen Ross and Rita E Alza and Neerav N Jadeja},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2006},
  volume={1 6},
  pages={
          1234-40
        }
}
More than $18 billion annually is attributed to care of patients with ESRD, with the perception of high renal costs for a relatively small population. It was proposed that accounting methods exaggerate resource utilization that often occurs with rather than because of kidney failure. The dialysis patients in this study had nearly all of their care at university facilities with one financial database. For 1 yr, 112 chronic hemodialysis patients were studied using demographic, insurance, and… CONTINUE READING

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