Letters Home haemodialysis

Missing facts, different countries

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39465.485972.BE (Published 24 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:172
  1. David Ansell, director, UK Renal Registry
  1. 1Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5 NB
  1. david.ansell{at}nbt.nhs.uk

    Blaggs states that home haemodialysis (HD) is cost effective.1 In the United States, where there is less likelihood of receiving a cadaveric transplant than in the United Kingdom (45% v 30%), the economics are different. In the United Kingdom the break even point on the set up and running costs …

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