Health policies on dialysis modality selection: a nationwide population cohort study

@inproceedings{Lin2017HealthPO,
  title={Health policies on dialysis modality selection: a nationwide population cohort study},
  author={Yi-Chun Lin and Yen-Chung Lin and Chih-Chin Kao and Hsi-Hsien Chen and Chih-Cheng Hsu and Mai-Szu Wu},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2017}
}
OBJECTIVES In Taiwan, peritoneal dialysis (PD) and haemodialysis are fully accessible to patients with end-stage renal disease. However, the usage of PD is considered low in Taiwan. Since 2005, 4 major policies have been implemented by Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare, namely a multidisciplinary predialysis care programme and usage increasing the PD incidence as a key performance indicator (KPI) for hospital accreditation, both of which were implemented in 2006; reimbursement of the… CONTINUE READING

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