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Haemodialysis Cost Reduction by Artificial Kidney Storage: A Simple Effective Technique for Re-use of Coil Kidneys

Br Med J 1970; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5699.788 (Published 28 March 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:788
  1. R. P. Bell,
  2. J. E. Figueroa

    Abstract

    A simple method of storing and re-using coil dialysers was used in over 700 dialysers without serious complications but mantaining the efficiency of the dialyser. The method can reduce the expense of coil and tubing by as much as 70%, while the total cost of home or hospital dialysis can be reduced by as much as 15 to 25% even when the coil is re-used only once. Coils were re-used as many as 14 times, making the potential reduction in cost much larger. This technique deserves further evaluation in both hospital and home dialysis programmes.