What influences patient choice of treatment modality at the pre-dialysis stage?

@article{Chanouzas2012WhatIP,
  title={What influences patient choice of treatment modality at the pre-dialysis stage?},
  author={Dimitrios Chanouzas and Khai Ping Ng and Bassam Fallouh and Jyoti Baharani},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={1542-7}
}
BACKGROUND There is little information on factors influencing patient choice of renal replacement modality (RRM) in the UK. Pre-dialysis education programmes have been associated with increased uptake of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in other countries but their relevance in informing patient choice within UK centres has not been extensively studied. In this study, we examined how patient choice of different treatment modalities [haemodialysis (HD), PD and conservative management (CM)] is influenced… CONTINUE READING