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Self dialysis and video consultations feature in report on innovative care

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 18 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h837
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

When staff in the renal dialysis unit at Ryhov regional hospital in Jönköping, Sweden, were faced with increasing demand but no extra funding, Britt-Mari Banck, a nurse on the unit, said that staff “were not really excited.” But to see her now you would have to describe her as animated and proud.

The solution to the unit’s problem was to expand the number of dialysis stations from four to 12, but with an emphasis on self dialysis, where patients take full responsibility for setting up their machine, monitoring their treatment, and cleaning the equipment afterwards.

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