Dialysis Care and Death Following Hurricane Sandy
Kelman, J., Finne, K., Bogdanov, A., et al. (2015). Dialysis Care and Death Following Hurricane Sandy. American Journal of Kidney Disease. 65(1): 109-15.
The authors of this study address the variation in dialysis care patterns and mortality for patients with end stage renal disease in New York City and the State of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. They discuss their findings and conclude that members of the study group (those living in areas affected by Sandy) had higher rates of post-storm visits to the emergency department, hospitalizations, and 30-day mortality than members of the comparison groups.