Survival on renal replacement therapy in Europe: is there a 'centre effect'?

  title={Survival on renal replacement therapy in Europe: is there a 'centre effect'?},
  author={Izhar H Khan and Marion K. Campbell and Diego Cantarovich and G. R. D. Catto and C. Delcroix and Nwanegbo Edward and C H Fontenaille and Laura W. Fleming and Paul G. G. Gerlag and Henk W. van Hamersvelt and Ir. Fred Henderson and Robert A. P. Koene and Menelaos Papadimitriou and Eberhard Ritz and Ian Russell and Elizabeth F. Stier and Dimitri Tsakiris and Alison M Macleod},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={11 2},
OBJECTIVE Survival is the ultimate outcome measure in renal replacement therapy (RRT) and may be used to compare performance among centres. Such comparison, however, is meaningless if the influences of comorbidity, age and early deaths are not considered. We therefore studied survival rates on RRT in seven centres in Europe after taking into account the influence of age, early deaths, primary renal diagnoses, and comorbidity. DESIGN A retrospective survival analysis was carried out on 1407… CONTINUE READING

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