US dialysis education in this study was a FAIL—especially for seniors

In a study of 99 US dialysis consumers, education about options was poor regardless of age—but was far worse in those over age 65. Significantly fewer older people said the doctor explained the cause of their kidney failure, the impact dialysis would have on their daily lives, or the life-long need for dialysis, and most felt that the choice of treatment was made by the doctor.

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