Home-based dialysis better sustains quality of life and allows for flexibility not afforded by centre-based haemodialysis (HD) treatment. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an essential part of a thriving home-based dialysis program and, in some places, may be the only practical modality. A key driver for this is that in many parts of the world, PD is considerably cheaper than HD. It is noteworthy that in those places where a ‘PD-first’ policy has become a government imperative, excellent patient outcomes have followed.
|Title of host publication||Practical Nephrology|
|Place of Publication||Heidelberg Germany|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag London Ltd.|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|