Fewer hospital days with home HD

Is home HD really better—or does it just look better because younger, healthier people choose to do it? Researchers looked at hospital days of 25 people on home HD vs. 25 standard in-center HD patients who were healthy enough to be on the transplant list. Across the group, home HD patients spent 71 days in the hospital, and standard in-center HD patients spent 85 (P<0.005). The authors concluded that this study “confirms the superiority of the HHD treatment option in improving patient outcomes.

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