Journal Watch - Choose Pd
In-hospital Patient Education Helps “Crash” Dialysis Starts to Consider PD
As many as half of people who start dialysis in the U.S. each year “crash” into a need for treatment with an urgent, unplanned start—and most receive HD with a catheter. The same is true in Germany, but a new structured education program changed the pattern. Compared to patients who started dialysis urgently before the program, those who were educated were significantly more likely to choose PD.
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