Journal Watch - Epidemiology
International Use of PD
Worldwide PD use is approximately 11%, which varies across the globe, finds a new survey of stakeholders in 182 countries (with 313 respondents from 160 countries). Median PD use was 38.1 per million. Thirty countries, mainly low-income, did not offer PD, while in 69% of countries, PD was the first modality for <10% of incident patients. The range of PD costs passed on to patients was 1-25%, with higher co-pays in South Asia and low-income countries. Patient-reported PD outcomes were rarely measured.
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