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Discover the Benefits of Outsourcing Your Dialysis Services to DaVita 

Help improve your hospital’s bottom line and quality of kidney patient care by outsourcing your dialysis services to the first and only Joint Commission-accredited provider of inpatient kidney care and apheresis therapies.1

Although small in number, end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients present costly, time-consuming challenges to your hospital. These patients require complex care that can lead to frequent readmissions, increased length of stay and higher costs. In fact, ESRD patients make up just 1% of the Medicare population but account for nearly 10% of all Medicare costs.2

Outsourcing your inpatient dialysis services can result in:

  • Improved quality of kidney care
    • Joint Commission accreditation signifies DaVita’s high quality standards for inpatient kidney care.
    • DaVita's Acute Clinical Outcomes Indicators (ACOIs) capture and track clinical and quality metrics for each inpatient dialysis treatment.
    • DaVita's Acute Clinical Services Specialists (ACSSs) provide clinical and educational support to hospital staff to help manage outcomes and survey readiness.
  • Cost savings
    • The average hospital saves 34% when partnering with DaVita® and Patient PathwaysSM for its provider-neutral acute care management and discharge planning solutions.3
  • Enhancement or expansion of services offerings
  • Increased staff capacity

More than two-thirds of the top 50 kidney care hospitals outsource their dialysis services to DaVita.

It’s time to discover how outsourcing your inpatient kidney care and apheresis services to DaVita can benefit your hospital. Email hospitals@davita.com or have someone contact you.

SOURCES: [1] Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation was based on a survey of 177 DaVita acute programs, which included Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and other hospitals permitting Joint Commission access for purposes of the survey process (a limited number of hospitals did not permit access). [2] U.S. Renal Data System, USRDS 2013 Annual Data Report: Atlas of Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease in the United States, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD, 2013. [3] Average cost savings reflective of results at hospitals that use DaVita for its acute dialysis services and Patient Pathways, LLC, a subsidiary of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., for its care management and discharge planning services. Patient Pathways is a provider-neutral care management and discharge planning service that provides hospitals with unbiased renal nurses and liaisons that specialize in complex ESRD patient care. DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. Hospital Services Group data as of January 2012. Top 50 kidney hospitals that outsource some part of their dialysis operations, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, 2011-2012.

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