Relationship of missed and shortened hemodialysis treatments to hospitalization and mortality: observations from a US dialysis network

@inproceedings{Obialo2012RelationshipOM,
  title={Relationship of missed and shortened hemodialysis treatments to hospitalization and mortality: observations from a US dialysis network},
  author={Chamberlain I. Obialo and William C. Hunt and Khalid Bashir and Phillip G. Zager},
  booktitle={Clinical kidney journal},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship of missed and shortened hemodialysis (HD) to clinical outcomes has not been well characterized in HD patients in the USA. Here we explored the frequency of missed and shortened treatments and their impact on mortality and hospitalization. METHODS A retrospective review of data from a cohort of 15 340 HD patients treated in facilities operated by Dialysis Clinics, Inc. We compared the frequency of missed and shortened treatments by gender, race, age and treatment… CONTINUE READING