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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 962-965
Hemodialysis versus peritoneal dialysis, which is cost-effective?


1 Department of Nephrology, Isfahan Kidney Diseases Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Faculty of Medicine, Isfahan Kidney Diseases Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 Department of Pathology, Isfahan Kidney Diseases Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Abdolamir Atapour
Department of Nephrology, Isfahan Kidney Diseases Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.164578

PMID: 26354569

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There is an increasing need for renal replacement therapy due to the growing number of cases with chronic kidney disease leading to end-stage renal disease. Two modalities of dialysis available are hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). In this study, we aimed to compare the financial aspects of HD with PD. A total of 53 patients on HD and 43 patients on PD were included in the study and were assessed for several financial aspects of dialysis. The data collected were analyzed using SPSS-18. A statistically significant difference was noted between the HD and PD groups in the need for diagnostic tests, drugs, hospitalization, etc, with PD being less expensive. We strongly suggest physicians in our area to use PD on a larger number of patients for better financial outcome.


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