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« on: November 14, 2010, 04:44:39 PM »

I was digging through the USRDS stats, yes I have no life, and I couldn't help but notice how the DCI clinics seemed to be doing so much better.  Thought I would share what I've been finding (are they just fibbing?):



USRDS 2010 ADR pg.364


USRDS 2010 ADR pg.362


USRDS 2010 ADR pg.363

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 04:51:31 PM »

From the DCI website:

"USRDS Report Finds DCI Ranks Highest in Many Areas of Patient Care
The United States Renal Data System (USRDS), a national system that collects, analyzes and distributes information about ESRD on an annual basis, releases an Annual Data Report. The report compares all providers, large and small, chain or individual clinic. A recent release of the Annual Data Report found that DCI ranks at the top in many important ESRD categories. These USRDS rankings find

    * DCI has lower mortality rates than other providers
    * DCI has lower hospitalization rates than other providers
    * DCI is most consistent in meeting target hemoglobin levels
    * DCI is best at maintaining hemoglobin levels for three months or more
    * DCI patients are staying at hemoglobin levels longer than patients with other providers
    * DCI has a higher percentage of patients in their target hemoglobin range of 10-12 grams/deciliter
    * DCI has less patients likely to exceed hemoglobin levels of 12, 13, 14
    * DCI is the national provider with the lowest monthly cost to CMS at $1,366 per patient per month, compared to a national average of $1,425 per patient per month"

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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 11:53:04 AM »

Did some enlarging.  How about that?
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010, 12:41:34 PM »

Just be aware that this is their statistics.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2010, 07:03:44 AM »

I'll keep that in mind, like to think they aren't fudging it!
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