Evidence Update: Examining Rural Dialysis Options in NL
[url]http://www.nlcahr.mun.ca/research/chrsp/UPDATE_Rural_Dialysis_January_2013.pdf[/url] A summary of the research evidence on rural dialysis services published since the March 2008 release of an Evidence in Context Report on Rural Dialysis Services in Rural and Remote Newfoundland and Labrador Key Findings: - The updated review identified no research indicating that findings presented in the original CHRSP report are inaccurate or out of date. - There is still no persuasive or robust evidence to suggest that either peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis is inappropriate in the unique rural and remote context of this province. - In the absence of evidence to the contrary, home-based therapies should be considered the primary option for rural and remote service provision, and specific contextual factors should be considered when examining other options. - A preliminary examination into the economic and clinical benefits of the NxStage system may be beneficial.
30 Nov -0001
Strategic Research Theme
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery