Decision Support Helps Match Treatments with Preferred Lifestyles

In Spain, 569 of 1,044 patients in 26 hospitals who had to choose a renal replacement therapy (RRT) option between September 2010 and May 2012 used a decision aid to help them decide, and 399 started treatment. Those who did use a decision aid changed their minds significantly less often and were more likely to begin the treatment they chose. There was about a 50/50 distribution of PD and standard HD, and an increase in transplant interest as well—even among those with unplanned dialysis starts. See MEI’s U.S. decision aid, My Life, My Dialysis Choice.

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