Rampant Malpractice and Safety Hazards Found in Kidney Dialysis Centers

ProPublica, the investigative reporting group, is publishing a series on the quality of care the nation's 400,000 dialysis patients get, and it's not pretty. The basic conclusion: "Taxpayers spend more than $20 billion a year to care for those on dialysis -- about $77,000 per patient, more, by some accounts, than any other nation. Yet the United States continues to have one of the industrialized world's highest mortality rates for dialysis care. ...

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