Letters Home haemodialysis

UK nephrology misunderstood

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39465.462396.BE (Published 24 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:172
  1. Charles R V Tomson, consultant renal physician
  1. 1Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol BS10 5NB
  1. charlie.tomson{at}nbt.nhs.uk

    Blagg criticises the UK renal community for lagging behind some other high income countries in the proportion of patients receiving home haemodialysis (HD).1

    A generation of UK nephrologists was forced, by lack of facilities, to give patients a stark choice between home HD, home peritoneal dialysis, or death. As hospital and satellite dialysis facilities have expanded, the proportion of patients receiving home …

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