Medical Practice

Some Administrative Problems in Adaptation of Houses for Home Dialysis

Br Med J 1971; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5762.637 (Published 12 June 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;2:637
  1. P. E. Gower,
  2. R. K. T. Stubbs

    Abstract

    A study of the rate of adaptation, cost, and method of payment for converting the house for home dialysis in 35 patients from Fulham Hospital has shown considerable differences among local authorities in assessing and demanding contributions from patients in various areas. It is shown that delay in adapting houses has resulted in the dialysis unit being unable to take on at least 19 new patients during the years 1967-70. A more uniform approach, together with some central financial arrangements, might avoid undue hardship and delay.