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Understand the level of patient care and talk to your doctor about the right dialysis facility for you.
Avoiding unnecessary transfusions is a key goal of anemia management. An anemic person has fewer or smaller red blood cells and less hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen. A lower transfusion rate is better.
Dialysis facilities with lower rates of hospital admissions, readmissions, and deaths may be better at helping their patients avoid serious complications.
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What information can you get about dialysis centers? U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Accessed June 7, 2019. https://www.medicare.gov/dialysisfacilitycompare/#about/dialysisfacility-info
Dialysis Facility Compare. U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Accessed June 6, 2019. https://www.medicare.gov/dialysisfacilitycompare
Hypercalcemia. Mayo Clinic. March 6, 2018. Accessed June 6, 2019. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypercalcemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355523