Letters Home haemodialysis

Author’s reply

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39465.500602.BE (Published 24 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:172
  1. Christopher R Blagg, professor emeritus of medicine
  1. 1University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98040, USA
  1. blaggc{at}hotmail.com

    Selection bias has an important role, but almost all reports on quality of life have shown the benefits of home haemodialysis (HD), and patients are vocal about the advantages they have experienced. Even if survival is no better, surely willing and suitable patients should have access to a treatment that provides, for example, opportunity for longer or more frequent dialysis, improved quality of life, rehabilitation, and flexibility …

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