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