A skeptical view of assisted home peritoneal dialysis

Kidney Int. 2007 Apr;71(7):602-4. doi: 10.1038/sj.ki.5002153.


While assisted PD may prove helpful for a subset of new patients, its overall effect will be small. A trend towards a small increase in incident PD rate will not translate directly into an equivalent rise in PD prevalence. Important questions about cost effectiveness and about long-term impact of home PD assistance on modality distribution remain unanswered.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Hemodialysis, Home / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Peritoneal Dialysis / statistics & numerical data*