- Patients from the most advantaged areas were 37% less likely to commence peritoneal dialysis and 19% more likely to use in-centre haemodialysis than patients from the most disadvantaged areas.
- Socioeconomic status was not associated with use of home haemodiasysis.
- Rural areas were more disadvantaged and had higher rates of peritoneal dialysis, while privately funded hospitals rarely used home dialysis.
- Patients from the most advantaged areas were nearly 6-times more likely to use private hospitals than those from the most disadvantaged areas.
Many Kidney Failure Patients Not Taking Advantage of Home Dialysis
Published on : Thu, 15 May 2014
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