Study: Change in Doctors’ Preference for Dialysis Over Time


Researchers of the University of Washington conducted a study using the electronic medical records of 1691 to understand why patients might be starting dialysis earlier.

During this study, it was understood that doctors want their patients to start dialysis earlier in their disease, as they require higher kidney functions for better results. The preferences have been observed in the more recent years compared to earlier years where no specific trend was seen. The results suggest that doctors’ practices have changed.

Source: Medical Xpress