Starting a home hemodialysis program

Semin Dial. Jan-Feb 2007;20(1):35-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-139X.2007.00239.x.


Home hemodialysis is not a new therapy; rather it is a therapy in which interest has been rekindled due to both the continually growing end-stage renal disease population and concern about poor outcomes in patients on conventional thrice-weekly in-center dialysis. The practical issues to be considered when starting a home hemodialysis center are presented, including the choice of equipment, patient selection and training, home set-up, dialysis prescription, and patient follow-up. We outline the steps required to start a program that will be successful for patients, caretakers, and providers alike.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical
  • Hemodialysis, Home / instrumentation
  • Hemodialysis, Home / methods*
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Licensure
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Patient Selection
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care