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Podcast: Approaches to Helping Reduce Hospitalizations for High-Risk Patients

Numerous studies have shown that a small percentage of dialysis patients lead to a disproportionate percentage of overall hospitalizations. Listen to this podcast, in which Carrie Chamblin, RN, interviews Francesca Tentori, MD, on the importance of identifying these high-risk patients and ways to address their needs to improve clinical outcomes and reduce hospitalizations.

 

Francesca Tentori, MD, MSCI

Francesca Tentori, MD, MSCI

Francesca Tentori, MD, is the medical director of outcomes research at DaVita and an adjunct instructor in medicine at Vanderbilt University. She spent 10 years as a research scientist at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, where she worked on the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study and led the development of the patient-centered research area. Previously, she acted as assistant medical director for quality management at Dialysis Clinic Inc. Dr. Tentori graduated from the University of Milan and is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.