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  1. Is high-flux dialysis cost-effective?

    Article - En anglais

    High-flux dialysis is a new method for providing routine-maintenance hemodialysis to patients with end-stage renal disease.

    It promises to shorten the duration of the dialysis session, but poses potential clinical risks to patients and financial risks to dialysis centers because of the high unit cost of purchasing new dialysis equipment.

    We retrospectively evaluated the cost-effectiveness of high-flux dialysis compared to conventional dialysis in a hospital-based center.

    The center provided only conventional dialysis until March 1989, when it initiated high-flux dialysis.

    The estimated annual costs of treatment were US $31,249 (high-flux) and $32,562 (conventional).

    The rate of hospital admissions was almost identical in both groups (conventional, 1.29 admissions per year, high-flux, 1.24 admissions per year; p = 0.23).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hémodialyse, Haut, Economie santé, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Stade terminal, Epuration extrarénale, Débit, Traitement, Analyse coût efficacité, Génie biomédical, Equipement biomédical, Insuffisance rénale, Rein pathologie, Hôpital

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hemodialysis, High, Health economy, Urinary system disease, Terminal stade, Extrarenal dialysis, Flow rate, Treatment, Cost efficiency analysis, Biomedical engineering, Biomedical equipment, Renal failure, Renal disease, Hospital

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0600270

    Code Inist : 002B27B03. Création : 199406.