Home care assistance and the utilization of peritoneal dialysis.

  title={Home care assistance and the utilization of peritoneal dialysis.},
  author={Matthew James Oliver and Rob R Quinn and Elizabeth P Richardson and Alex J. Kiss and Donna L. Lamping and Braden J. Manns},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={71 7},
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) may be declining because the elderly often have barriers to self-care PD. The objective of this study was to determine whether the availability of home care increases utilization of PD. In 134 incident chronic dialysis patients (median age 73), 108 (81%) had at least one medical or social condition, which was a potential barrier to self-care PD. Eighty percent of patients living in regions where home care was available were considered eligible for PD compared to 65% in… CONTINUE READING