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  • Nursing Home Frequent Dialysis May Get People Home Sooner

    Retrospective observation of admissions to skilled nursing facility (SNF) with on-site more frequent dialysis (MFD) studied 195 nursing homes in 12 states, 3,451 conventional dialysis treatments, and 10,246 MFD treatments. While the MFD population was sicker at baseline (lower hemoglobin, higher mean age, higher comorbidity score, more cerebrovascular disease and congestive heart failure), their discharge to home was 25% greater than those in the conventional dialysis group.

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    Tags: Nursing Home, Frequent Dialysis, Skilled Nursing Facility, Discharge To Home Dialysis