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DaVita's Accredited Inpatient Dialysis Services Can Help Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Costs

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The first and only Joint Commission-accredited provider of inpatient kidney care and apheresis therapies,1 DaVita® sets the quality standard for inpatient kidney care.

By choosing DaVita as your hospital's accredited provider, you can feel confident that your kidney care patients will be receiving superior quality care.

Patients with kidney disease make up just 1% of the Medicare population, but account for nearly 10% of all Medicare costs.2 These patients, though small in number, present costly and time-consuming challenges to your hospital.

  • They average 1.8 hospitalizations per year, totaling 12 days2
  • On average, renal patients stay 0.7 days longer and cost $7,975 more per hospital admission when compared to all Medicare patients3
  • They have a higher risk for readmissions due to multiple comorbidities, including diabetes, congestive heart failure and vascular disease

DaVita addresses each of these challenges through our breadth of accredited inpatient kidney care services and Patient PathwaysTM, our provider-neutral acute care management and discharge planning program, focused on delivering improved quality of care, reducing costs and increasing patient satisfaction. In a recent study, we found that

  • 93% of patients would choose the same hospital again as a result of their dialysis care with DaVita.4
  • The average hospital saves 34% per treatment when partnering with DaVita and Patient Pathways for its care management and discharge planning programs.5

Average Hospital Cost per Dialysis Treatment

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Improve your inpatient kidney care and bottom line today. Go to our Outsourcing Benefits page for additional information.

If you would like to speak directly with a DaVita representative in your area, 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] U.S. Renal Data System, USRDS 2013 Annual Data Report (2011 data); as compared to 100% MedPAR Inpatient Hospital National Data for FY2011. [4] Patient Pathways average data, as of January 2012. [5] 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 provider-neutral acute care management and discharge planning services.

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