Factors affecting the availability and use of hemodialysis facilities.
Cleary, Paul D
Date of Pub
Blumenthal, David; Schlesinger, Mark
This article describes factors related to the geographic distribution of hemodialysis facilities and the relationship between
availability and use. Such facilities tend to be concentrated in the same types of areas as other medical resources, and the
number of medical specialists in an area is related to the rate of treatment for renal diseases. The proportion of treatment
stations in an area owned by for-profit organizations is not related to the total treatment rate, but the market share of
for-profit facilities is positively related to in-center treatment and negatively related to home treatment.
Kidney Failure, Chronic/economics/therapy : Ambulatory Care Facilities/supply & distribution : Data Collection : Health Facilities,
Proprietary/organization & administration/supply & distribution/utilization : Health Services Accessibility/statistics & numerical
data : Health Services Research : Hemodialysis Units, Hospital/utilization : Hemodialysis, Home/utilization : Hemodialysis/utilization
: Human : Organizational Innovation : Ownership : Professional Practice Location : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : Support, U.S.
Gov't, P.H.S. : United States