TITLE

Dialysis Patients' Hb Levels Decline

PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Renal & Urology News;May2013, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the study regarding the decreased levels of hemoglobin (Hb) and increased rates of transfusion of dialysis patients after the introduction of medicare prospective payment system for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) care. It states that Hb levels decline in June 2010 to April 2012 while transfusion rates of patients increased. It also mentions that percentage of patients who received transfusion has increased among medicare patients than insured patients.
ACCESSION #
87627713

 

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