Welcome to the non-profit Medical Education Institute's Home Dialysis Central blogspot! This page is an umbrella under which Home Dialysis Central staff and guests can share their perspectives about home therapies and what we need to do to raise their profile and enable more people to use them. We'd like your comments as well! Bookmark our site and like us on Facebook! Help us tell the world about home dialysis.
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ESRD & Hospice Care: The Cost of Dialysis
This is not new...we've been dealing with these issues and the way hospice is paid for years, but it's wrong and there should be some changes.
Published on 2015-06-18 17:06:47 by Tami Ramsey
Health Insurance 101: Options for People with ESRD
The table [within] addresses some common questions and compares Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and health insurance marketplace plans set up under the Affordable Care Act
Published on 2015-06-12 18:55:59 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
The REAL-WORLD Survival Impact of Home Dialysis
They had the rare chance to recognise and discuss the limitations of RCTs, and the inapplicability of the RCT model to complex comparisons—like dialysis alone at home vs. dialysis under care in a facility—but they missed it.
Published on 2015-06-04 18:44:04 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
Nephrology Needs More Compassion—and Less Compliance
It seems that our community may need a refresher course in compassion.
Published on 2015-05-29 19:46:06 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
California (and the rest of the US): You DON’T Have To Waste Dialysis Water!
There are 2,500,000 litres in a standard Olympic swimming pool. This means that Californian dialysis services are currently discarding enough water to the drain to fill more than 800 pools.
Published on 2015-05-22 16:31:10 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health