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Market Consolidation and Mortality in Patients Initiating Hemodialysis

Kevin Erickson | Vivian Ho

Market Consolidation and Mortality in Patients Initiating Hemodialysis.

By Kevin Erickson, Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, Vivian Ho, Jay Bhattacharya, and Glenn M. Chertow

The authors investigate if dialysis facility consolidation was associated with patient mortality. They find that decreased market competition for these facilities may have led to increased mortality for patients in areas with very few dialysis centers. Read this article in Value in Health at: https://bit.ly/2LXmTUR