Journal Watch - Health Outcomes
Home Dialysis Associated with Higher Patient Activation
Increased patient activation is linked with better health outcomes. Among 182 people starting dialysis who took the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) survey at month 1 and month 4, those who did home dialysis tended to have higher PAM scores than those who did in-center treatments.
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Most Cost Effective Dialysis Options: Metaanalysis
An analysis of 16 economic studies from both high- and low-income countries determined that home dialysis options are less costly and offer comparable—or better—health outcomes than in-center HD. Quality of life concerns were rarely investigated, however.
Read the abstract » | (added 2019-02-14)