Fresenius Medical Care North America is the premier provider of the highest quality healthcare to people with renal and other chronic conditions. In the US, 640,000 people live their lives with end-stage renal disease. Worldwide, more than three million people suffer from chronic kidney failure. Through its industry-leading network of 2,200 dialysis centers in the U.S., outpatient cardiac and vascular labs, and urgent care centers—as well as North America’s largest practice of hospital and post-acute care providers—Fresenius Medical Care North America provides coordinated care for over 180,000 U.S. patients.
Dr. Ron Goetzel of Emory and Thomson Reuters discusses the rising health and productivity-related expenditures that employers face, the top 10 most costly chronic conditions, and the role obesity plays in creating these conditions.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
The days are gone when health issues would be treated
clinically in isolation from the many other factors that affect
the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Today,
the rising costs of health care, an aging population and
increasingly complex chronic health problems are driving
greater focus and attention on population health — the health
outcomes of a group of individuals within a population.
Indeed, these days more proactive approaches to health
care and care delivery are identifying the social determinants
of health for various populations such as environmental
conditions, economic status, and access to resources