Tag Archives: End Stage Renal Disease

Dialysis glimpses, part 2

New technology improves dialysis results so that treatment can now occur in 6, rather than 12, hours. HR-1 of 1972 is passed, which provides for Medicare payments to all dialysis patients. The need for patient selection committees (now popularized as “death panels”) for dialysis is obviated. Continue reading

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Le Plus Ca Change, Le Plus Ca Meme Chose….

I have been interested and involved in dialysis for 5 decades. There are more than 500,000 patients in the US (6% of the Medicare budget). There have been death panels and a switch from fee-based to evidence-based outcomes payments. We can, maybe, use this to learn what the new health care system for the US will become. Continue reading

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