Preventing repeat hospitalizations in dialysis patients: A call for action

Laura C. Plantinga, Bernard Jaar

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Abstract

Hospitalizations are frequent among dialysis patients, and reducing repeat hospitalizations could decrease costs and improve outcomes. Chan et al. found that hemoglobin monitoring along with erythropoietin-stimulating agent dose modification and vitamin D administration reduced the risk of repeat hospitalization. These and other interventions, especially those related to close monitoring immediately after hospitalization and better communication between hospital and dialysis providers to assure continuity of care, should be further explored in observational or randomized studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-251
Number of pages3
JournalKidney International
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2009

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Dialysis
Hospitalization
Continuity of Patient Care
Erythropoietin
Vitamin D
Hemoglobins
Communication
Costs and Cost Analysis

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  • Nephrology

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Preventing repeat hospitalizations in dialysis patients : A call for action. / Plantinga, Laura C.; Jaar, Bernard.

In: Kidney International, Vol. 76, No. 3, 08.2009, p. 249-251.

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