Cost of in-center vs. home HD
Home HD has better clinical and patient centered outcomes than standard in-center HD. Does it cost less, too? A systematic literature review from 2000-2014 found six relevant studies and concluded that home HD (including short daily and nocturnal) is more cost effective; higher start-up costs are recouped over the long term. In-center HD has higher staff costs and poorer outcomes.
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