Feasibility Study of Business Models of Hemodialysis in India

Naveen Kumar P, Chandermani

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The burden of kidney disease in India is rising sharply. We estimated unmet needs of dialysis and found that Udupi district requires 57 additional dialysis machines. Feasibility studies were conducted for three business models: Standalone dialysis center, franchise-based model and mobile dialysis unit. Among these, a standalone dialysis center can provide upto 12% annual return on investment, while a franchise-based model is comparatively risk averse. Manpower cost comprises the major chunk of expenses incurred. A mobile dialysis center should be considered only by charitable institutions or if some costs can be met with NGO or governmental grants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-103
Number of pages10
JournalHospital Topics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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