Clinically-focused Shared Decision-making Does NOT Improve Home Dialysis Uptake

A qualitative interview study with 95 people in Wales found that generic, clinically-focused shared decision-making was not able to overcome denial, lack of symptoms, and health systems issues to increase use of home dialysis. Unmet and unrecognized family needs and untranslated medical knowledge were additional challenges. The “simplest” option seemed to be standard hemodialysis.

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