Fear, frustration mounts for dialysis patients at Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 2, 2009

Fear and frustration are mounting among patients who had received dialysis at Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital, and who have only a month left of care paid for by the hospital. Grady closed its outpatient dialysis unit in early October, citing expenses. The hospital has paid a separate dialysis clinic to provide three months of additional care for those patients with no health insurance, no government assistance, and no place else to go. That extended care expires Jan. 3, and the approximately 30 patients receiving this care worry that their health will spiral downward after that, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.


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