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Epoetin is a tempting sideline for dialysis units in the US

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 26 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:872

Patients with chronic kidney disease often need synthetic erythropoietin to prevent anaemia and keep transfusions to a minimum. But evidence is emerging of systematic overtreatment by some dialysis facilities in the United States. The problem seems to be linked to a perverse reimbursement arrangement …

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