US Home Dialysis Use by Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Are African Americans about 50% less likely to do home therapies across the entire US—or are certain states less well-represented than others?  An analysis of 369,164 Medicare fee-for-service dialysis patients was analyzed by state. African American patients were the least likely to use PD in every US region except Massachusetts. Across the US, all minorities were less likely to use home HD than Caucasians, but Asians were more likely to use home HD in the Midwest.

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