Predialysis nephrology care and costs in elderly patients initiating dialysis.

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BACKGROUND Access to nephrology care before initiation of chronic dialysis is associated with improved outcomes after initiation. Less is known about the effect of predialysis nephrology care on healthcare costs and utilization. METHODS We conducted retrospective analyses of elderly patients who initiated dialysis between January 1, 2000 and December 31… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e31820192ba

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