Establishing a successful home dialysis program

Blood Purif. 2006;24(1):22-7. doi: 10.1159/000089432.


The renewed interest in home dialysis therapies makes it pertinent to address the essentials of establishing and running a successful home dialysis program. The success of a home program depends on a clear understanding of the structure of the home program team, the physical plant, educational tool requirements, reimbursement sources and a business plan. A good command of the technical and economic aspects is important, but the primary drivers for the creation and growth of a home dialysis program are the confidence and commitment of the nephrological team.

MeSH terms

  • Direct Service Costs
  • Education, Medical
  • Hemodialysis, Home* / economics
  • Hemodialysis, Home* / education
  • Hemodialysis, Home* / standards
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration
  • Patient Care Team / standards
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Peritoneal Dialysis / economics
  • Peritoneal Dialysis / standards
  • Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / economics
  • Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / standards