KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Advancing American Kidney Health goal of placing 50% of new patients who need renal replacement therapy on home dialysis by 2025 is achievable and may be the right thing to do, but questions about cost-effectiveness, the likelihood of improving patient outcomes and concerns about the limits that such a goal may place on patient choice need to be answered, two nephrologists debated at the Annual Dialysis Conference.
It’s [about] us ... It’s not the system. It’s not the government. This is about providing good patient care,” Brigette Schiller, MD, chief medical officer at Satellite Healthcare, said in defense of the goal, which is one of three initiatives set forth in Advancing American Kidney Health introduced by President Donald J. Trump last July.
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