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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

So, according to this, dialysis costs too much and is often ineffective. I really wonder about the conclusion:

Too many on dialysis
Last, it is hard to die in an American hospital without being put on dialysis. Because kidney failure is such a frequent complication of terminal illness, the population of people needing dialysis is far larger than Shep Glazer or the lawmakers who authorized the benefit ever imagined. Because there is guaranteed money to be made putting the ill on dialysis, that's often exactly what happens.

I know it's anecdotal, but I visit hospitals a lot and have seen a number of folks die - and none of them were on dialysis.