In an editorial, researchers proposed potential solutions to increase peritoneal dialysis use in the United States that focused on social/educational, clinical and financial factors.
Erin P. Flanagin, MD, of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, and colleagues wrote that due to Advancing American Kidney Health, expanding treatment options for patients with kidney failure has become a priority in the United States. They argued that if, as the initiative calls for, 80% of new patients with ESRD are to be treated with home dialysis or transplantation by 2025, PD use will need to increase significantly (as transplantation currently accounts for approximately 30% of patients, home hemodialysis for 2% and PD for 10%).
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