Table 1

 Impact of risk driven consultations on patterns of care. Values are numbers (percentages) unless otherwise stated

20042005200620072008Difference in percentage points, 2004-8 (P value)
Starting dialysis
All dialysis 11389948684
Outpatient 39 (35)44 (49)50 (53)54 (63)47 (56)21 (P=0.003)
All haemodialysis 10875877576
Using mature arteriovenous fistulas19 (18)19 (25)25 (29)26 (35)27 (36)18 (P=0.006)
Using central venous catheter 83 (77)54 (72)55 (63)46 (61)45 (59)
End stage renal disease
Total*11690948784
Referrals <120 days before onset 37 (32)17 (19)16 (17)10 (12)10 (12)−20 (P=0.001)
Referrals <365 days before onset 54 (47)33 (37)27 (29)24 (28)16 (19)−28 (P<0.0001)

*Includes haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and pre-emptive transplants.