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  1. Views of Patients vs. MDs Re: Important Dialysis Outcomes

    An international 3-round Delphi survey that started with 202 patients and care partners and 979 renal professionals aimed to generate a consensus-based prioritized list of core outcomes for HD trials. Not surprisingly, patient/care partner priorities differed dramatically from those of professionals: patients largely valued quality of life outcomes, while professionals focused on clinical ones.

    Read the abstract » | (added 10/13/2017)

    Tags: What Is The Best Dialysis Option For Me, Making Dialysis Better

  2. Video Telemedicine for Home HD in the UK

    The UK Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust began offering video based telemedicine to home HD patients in 2013. Interviews with ten members of the renal care team using the service revealed more efficient use of staff time, reduced travel, peace of mind, and higher job satisfaction. The team members believed the video communications boosted patients’ confidence.

    Read the abstract » | (added 07/14/2017)

    Tags: Education Issues: For Patients And Professionals, Making Dialysis Better