Development of the "peritoneal dialysis first" model in Hong Kong.

  title={Development of the "peritoneal dialysis first" model in Hong Kong.},
  author={Alex Yu and K Y Chau and Yiu-Wing Ho and Philip Kam-tao Li},
  journal={Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis},
  volume={27 Suppl 2},
Maintenance dialysis is an expensive treatment modality for patients with end-stage renal-disease (ESRD). The number of patients on maintenance dialysis is rising rapidly and will reach 2.5 million globally by 2010. The predicted expenditure will be US$1 trillion. Since the 1960s, Hong Kong has faced financial restraints on the provision of dialysis. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and automated peritoneal dialysis at home were found to be less expensive than in-centre chronic… CONTINUE READING

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