By: Sarah S. Prichard, MD, FRCP(C) Glenn M. Chertow, MD, MPH
Conventional in-center hemodialysis is the modality used by approximately 90% of patients receiving dialysis in the U.S. For patients and providers, there are clear disadvantages to conventional in-center HD therapy. The current alternative is to use a home-based self-care modality, either home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. These home-based selfcare modalities have been shown to have a number of advantages, but are not widely adopted for a variety of reasons. Another option would be to offer in-center self-care HD, which could provide many of the advantages of home-based dialysis, and remove many of the barriers that prevent patients from choosing to do dialysis at home.
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