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  • Hypocrisy in Healthcare—Professional vs. Patient ESRD Modality Choices

    An anonymous online UK survey of renal healthcare workers had 858 responses to two hypothetical questions about their own dialysis modality choice. While PD and home HD were strongly preferred, more than 80% of ESRD patients in the UK still receive standard in-center HD.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2023-09-13)

    Tags: Dialysis Modality, ESRD Modality

  • The Secrets to Boosting Home Therapy Choice in Sweden

    What factors make a choice PD or home HD more likely? A survey of Swedish patients found that receiving high quality, comprehensive predialysis information from three or more sources made a difference. Younger patients and men living with a spouse were also more likely to choose home, while those who lived close to a clinic were less likely. Once in-center, patients believed social interaction at the clinic influenced their choice.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2018-08-13)

    Tags: Dialysis Modality