Dobson | DaVanzo Publishes Article in "Seminars in Dialysis" on the Cost-Effectiveness of Freestanding Office-Based Centers for Providing Vascular Access Services to ESRD Dialysis Patients

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:00 am

Dobson | DaVanzo published an article in Seminars in Dialysis (Early View) that compares the cost-effectiveness of receiving dialysis vascular access services in a freestanding office-based center (FOC) as opposed to the hospital outpatient department.  The article found that patients treated in the FOC had significantly better outcomes, including fewer related or unrelated hospitalizations, fewer vascular access-related infections, and fewer septicemia-related hospitalizations than patients treated in the hospital outpatient department.  Furthermore, FOC care was associated with lower mortality rates and reduced Medicare payments.

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