Category Archives: by Ana Stankovic

Pre-emptive transplants may save lives, time and money

Treating chronic kidney disease is expensive. A commercial health plan with 200,000 members may have about $16 million in costs. That averages out to about $260,000 per member.1 Along with inpatient admissions, the other main cost driver is dialysis. Many kidney patients never see a nephrologist before starting dialysis. Some don’t have symptoms in early […]
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