Cost-effectiveness analysis of on-line hemodiafiltration in Japan.

  title={Cost-effectiveness analysis of on-line hemodiafiltration in Japan.},
  author={Tomoyuki Takura and Hideki Kawanishi and Jun Minakuchi and Yoshio Nagake and Susumu Takahashi},
  journal={Blood purification},
  volume={35 Suppl 1},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Evaluation of the socioeconomic value of medical intervention and establishment of the resources necessary for clinical practice are important for new developments in medical technology. The aim of this study was to determine the socioeconomic value of on-line hemodiafiltration (HDF). METHODS The subjects were 24 patients who underwent hemodialysis (HD) (9 HDF, 15 HD) for chronic renal failure. A total of 288 dialysis interventions were observed for 4 weeks in three clinics… CONTINUE READING

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