August 5, 2011

Selection Bias Explains Apparent Differential Mortality between Dialysis Modalities

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This study shows that the previously explained difference in relative risk of death with peritoneal dialysis patients compared with those treated with hemodialysis is likely related to selection bias. No difference was found in the relative risk of mortality for peritoneal dialysis compared with hemodialysis among individuals who received ≥4 months of predialysis care and who started dialysis electively as outpatients.

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