Providing a peritoneal dialysis service

Stephen G. Holt, Michael X. Cai, Annabel H. Ryan, Lawrence P. McMahon

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractical Nephrology
EditorsMark Harber
Place of PublicationHeidelberg Germany
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781447155478
ISBN (Print)9781447155461
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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