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  • Impact of the START Project on PD in Canada

    In Alberta, Canada, the Starting dialysis on Time, at home, on the Right Therapy (START) project enrolled 1,962 consecutive adult ESKD patients who started dialysis between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2018 with the aim of increasing the proportion of patients who do PD within 6 months of dialysis start. At baseline, 27% of incident patients tarted PD. Immediately after implementation, there was a 5.4% increase in the use of PD. No changes were found in rates of hospitalization, death, or probability of switching to HD.

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    Tags: Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Quality Improvement