March 18, 2015

Peritoneal dialysis catheter implantation by nephrologists is associated with higher rates of peritoneal dialysis utilization: a population-based study

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This population-based retrospective cohort study using administrative data looked at 3886 PD catheter insertions between 2002-2010.  The findings suggest that insertions by nephrologists resulted in lower overall PD nonuse rates.  The authors suggest that this greater use may be related to timing/technique of insertion or the greater desire on the part of a nephrologist for a successful PD start.

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