Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

At-home dialysis improves quality of life

The United States lags behind other countries in home dialysis, but Kaiser Permanente research finds it safe to expand use in a large, integrated health care system.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Physician payment reform has led to decrease in home-based dialysis

The Medicare program's transition in 2004 to tiered fee-for-service physician reimbursement for dialysis care had the unintended consequence of reducing use of home dialysis, according to a paper co-authored by a nonresident ...


Advanced dialysis tech moves into WA homes

A Lockridge man is the first person in WA to use a breakthrough haemodiafiltration (HDF) machine for kidney dialysis in the comfort of his own home.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Home dialysis gains momentum

Of the 400,000 people on dialysis in the United States only 6 percent to 7 percent are treated with home dialysis. Yet, patients are significantly more likely to choose home dialysis if they are given that option. Home dialysis ...

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