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Survival Rates of Patients Treated by Home and Hospital Dialysis and Cadaveric Renal Transplantation

Br Med J 1970; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5727.83 (Published 10 October 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;4:83

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  1. John F. Moorhead,
  2. R. A. Baillod,
  3. J. P. Hopewell,
  4. A. H. Knight,
  5. R. E. Crockett,
  6. O. N. Fernando,
  7. Z. Varghese

    Abstract

    Of 109 patients admitted to the renal failure programme of the Royal Free Hospital 80·7% were surviving after six years. For patients on home dialysis the four-year rate was 86·2%, more deaths occurring in women than in men. The short-term survival rate of all patients was high—namely, 96·3% at six months and 94·4% at 12 months. Hence large increases in the rate of acceptance of patients as well as successful transplantation are necessary to balance acceptance and loss from this programme.