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Patients dialysed at for-profit centres do worse

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7224.1517 (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1517
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Patients with end stage renal disease who receive dialysis at for-profit centres have higher rates of death and complication than those receiving such care at non-profit facilities, according to a study led by researchers from Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University Medical School (New England Journal of Medicine 1999;341:1653-60, 1691-3).

    The study also found that patients who had dialysis at commercially driven clinics were less likely to be placed on waiting lists to have a kidney transplant than their counterparts treated at non-profit centres.

    DrPushkal Garg, DrKevin Frick, …

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