Failure To Inform

The failure of doctors at dialysis clinics to inform thousands of patients about kidney transplantation may be shortening lives and costing taxpayers millions of dollars a year, a Tribune-Review investigation found.

Many on debilitating dialysis not told about transplantation option

The failure of doctors at dialysis clinics to inform thousands of patients about kidney transplantation may be shortening lives and costing taxpayers millions of dollars ...

Private insurers keep dialysis clinics humming

New patients with private insurance supply lifeblood to the $65 billion-a-year dialysis industry. Fresenius Medical Care, the world's largest dialysis provider, made more than $800 million ...

Kidney transplants can extend lives by 10 years or more

Ten years. That's the projected time a person with kidney disease can gain by getting a transplant instead of lingering on dialysis treatments, according to a ...

Experts: Crucial to get on waiting list as soon as possible

Aaron Cannon believes there's a good chance he would have a new kidney by now. Problem is, he didn't realize he could get listed for a ...

Nation's dialysis patients not informed about kidney transplantation

The failure by some doctors to inform dialysis patients about kidney transplantation underscores the need to overhaul the health care system, lawmakers and experts said ...

Getting new kidney may be better option than being on dialysis

Amy Waterman figures she saves federal taxpayers about $1 million for every five Medicare patients she persuades to switch from dialysis to a kidney transplant. That's ...

Kidney waitlists often miss target

Three out of five dialysis clinics failed to meet a federal goal of having at least a quarter of their patients listed for a kidney ...