Trends in Medicare reimbursement for end-stage renal disease: 1974-1979.
Eggers, Paul W
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This article presents detailed analyses of the trends in Medicare expenditures for persons with end-stage renal disease. Program
expenditures increased at an annual rate of 30.5 percent from 1974 to 1981. Three-fourths of this increase was a result of
increases in enrollment. Per capita reimbursements for dialysis patients increased at a 5.2-percent annual rate and per capita
reimbursements for transplant patients increased at a 10.5-percent annual rate. In 1979, per capital reimbursements for home
dialysis patients were $5,000 less than for in-unit dialysis patients. Patient characteristics such as age, sex, race, and
cause of renal failure were, for the most part, unrelated to the costs of dialysis and transplantation.
Comparative Study : Hemodialysis Units, Hospital/economics : Hemodialysis, Home/economics : Hospital Units/economics : Human
: Kidney Failure, Chronic/economics : Kidney Transplantation : Kidney/transplantation : Medicare/trends : United States