Factors Influencing Dialysis Withdrawal: A Scoping Review

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Here is a good literature review on factors associated with dialysis withdrawal (discontinuation, technique failure, modality switch, etc.). The observed dialysis withdrawal rates are as high as 31%. Peritoneal Dialysis (negatively associated), area of residence (small towns and villages is positively associated due to distance to dialysis centers) and some studies found higher withdrawal rates in HD patients vs PD patients.

Read more on the influences on patients’ decision to stop/refuse dialysis treatment athttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5921369/

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