Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
If a person requires dialylsis for end stage renal disease and are unable to pay for it, the patient can get Medicare to fund the dialysis.
"The cost of kidney dialysis averages about $44,000 per year per patient, using 1993 figures. The average cost for the transplant patients in our study, including the transplant surgery and medical care for the first year following surgery was $89,939. After the first year, costs for the transplant patients averaged $16,043; mostly for medications to prevent rejection.
I wonder if it'd be better to open up a market for kidney transplants.