Relative risk and economic consequences of inpatient care among patients with renal failure.

  title={Relative risk and economic consequences of inpatient care among patients with renal failure.},
  author={Mae Thamer and Nancy Fox Ray and S N Fehrenbach and Christian M. Richard and Paul L. Kimmel},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={7 5},
During the final phases of chronic renal disease, inpatient care comprises an enormous share of morbidity and direct medical costs. Using an attributable risk methodology, this study calculated inpatient resource utilization and associated costs for chronic renal failure (CRF) and ESRD. A national hospital survey was used to identify the 348,962 hospitalizations for patients with renal failure in 1991. Among persons under the age of 65, pre-ESRD CRF patients had the same number of… CONTINUE READING


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