April 15th, 2012

Minnesota: Data Show How Dialysis Centers Rank

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Minnesota dialysis centers as a group ranked seventh best in the country during 2010 for having a low average mortality rate compared with expectations for patients with advanced kidney disease.  But according to new federal data, dialysis centers in Minnesota didn't fare so well in terms of the quantity of emergency room visits for patients or in terms of hospitalizations…"The single most important part of this is the expected mortality," said Dr. James McCarthy, chair of the division of nephrology and hypertension at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. "I would want to have some idea of the total impact of the practices in that dialysis unit on my life expectancy."

 

 

Pioneer Press by Christopher Snowbeck   4/15/12

Tags: dialysis centers, Dr. James McCarthy, Facilities, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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