Angio and peritoneal access for endstage renal disease in the community hospital: a cost analysis

Am Surg. 1986 Jun;52(6):315-9.


As the population requiring maintenance dialysis continues to grow, costs have become an important consideration to professionals dealing with this clinical problem. A four and one-half year experience with various methods of dialysis in a community hospital is reviewed. The overall base-level estimate for providing functional access of various types if $19,000 per patient per year.

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / economics
  • Catheterization / economics
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Community / economics*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / economics*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Peritoneal Dialysis / economics*
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene
  • Renal Dialysis / economics*
  • Tennessee


  • Polytetrafluoroethylene