My DaVita center moved from re-use about a year ago.
Quote from: iolaire on April 05, 2017, 05:52:12 AMMy DaVita center moved from re-use about a year ago.Great to hear! Is this a corporation-wide move, or just individual clinics making the decision? I must admit I've been out of the loop for awhile - had a deep hate for the practice ever since 2000 and my daughter was on it. I did play the role of the Great Satan in the clinic to get her off (at least her doctor and the charge nurse might have thought I was).
My problem with reuse is my belief that they hire the cheapest labor possible to treat them. Just like I would never trust a moron to pack a chute in today's corporate greedy world cheap is the way companies go. And if it's so safe why do the companies using them pay for hep c treatments if a patient becomes infected and uses reused filters
And if it's so safe why do the companies using them pay for hep c treatments if a patient becomes infected and uses reused filters
One small correction it's Johns Hopkin, who was a single business man who endowed the nations first research university.
I'm going to Atlanta in August, and will be going to a Davita clinic.. since I'm paying cash, I'm hoping that they don't reuse filters.. it's not something I'm used to at all
some of the cold sterilization solutions kill microorganisms but NOT bacterial spores. http://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-104/issue-3/practice/appropriate-use-of-cold-sterile-solutions-for-dentistry.html
When I wanted to get off reuse they tried to say the reuse filter was better and after the change I did have a harder time meeting my KTV
There was nothing, other than $$ motivation, to prevent them from using a reusable filter only once.
Having the clinic save a few pennies on a dialyzer so some fat cat at headquarters can get more $$ on their bonus just doesn't seem worth it to me!
This is Fresenius policy. MDs are required to move you from 4 hours to 4.5 hours treatment if you are on a 180 filter and cannot meet goal, whereas, you might hit goal in 4 hours on a 200 or even a 250.