An initial evaluation of expanded hemodialysis on hospitalizations, drug utilization, costs, and patient utility in Colombia.

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  • HDx was significantly associated with lower dosing of erythropoietin stimulating agents, iron, hypertension medications and insulin. HDx was also significantly associated with lower hospital days per year (5.94 on HD versus 4.41 on HDx) though not with number of hospitalizations. Estimates of annual hospitalization costs were 23.9% lower using HDx