The more widespread use of chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) as an alternative to hemodialysis (HD) has focused attention on costs and quality of life aspects of different dialysis modalities. Costs for hospital HD exceed $23,000 annually, while CAPD annual costs are near $10,500 and home HD about $9,000. There are additional initial costs incurred during the first year of treatment, which range from under $2,000 for hospital-based HD and CAPD to over $11,000 for home HD. Quality of life aspects were compared for CAPD and hospital HD patients. Forty-six CAPD patients and 208 hospital HD patients were interviewed regarding ability to work, performance of physical activity, quality of sleep and sexual activity. The two patient groups were similar demographically (age, sex, origin and level of education). There were no statistically significant differences between the two patient groups for each of the quality of life variables, although CAPD patients showed slightly better results.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Israel Journal of Medical Sciences|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1985|
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