Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Dialysis centers in the United States provide patients with kidney disease the necessary services to treat and cope with failing kidneys. Growth in the industry has begun to accelerate because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which intends to expand healthcare coverage in the United States. Inelastic demand will keep revenue strong, though increases in federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid will eventually threaten industry profit.... purchase to read more
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There are currently four methods to treat kidney failure: hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, hemofiltration and renal transplantation. However, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are industry relevant.
Outpatient hemodialysis is the most common for routine treatment of kidney disease, and it is the largest industry service. It is expected to generate 69.0% of industry revenue in 2013. Outpatients are treated at a dialysis clinic or hospital, rather than being admitted into a hospital for an overnight stay or for an indeterminate time period. Hemodialysis is a treatment that removes waste from the blood for patients with kidney disease.
Conventional dialysis is typically used when patients go to outpatient dialysis centers... purchase to read more