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Predialysis nephrology care and costs in elderly patients initiating dialysis.

Stroupe KT, Fischer MJ, Kaufman JS, O'Hare AM, Sohn MW, Browning MM, Huo Z, Hynes DM. Predialysis nephrology care and costs in elderly patients initiating dialysis. Medical care. 2011 Mar 1; 49(3):248-56.

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Abstract:

Greater intensity of predialysis nephrology care was associated with fewer hospital days and lower total healthcare costs during the year after dialysis initiation, even though patients survived longer.





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