The selection and de-selection of patients for dialysis and transplantation

  • V. Parsons
  • P. M. Lock


Any modern society should be judged among other aspects, by the way in which its sick and handicapped are cared for and assisted. That is an issue of public policy that no-one can ultimately escape (Maxwell, 1981). However, no country irrespective of its wealth can supply its population with all the types of treatment that medical science has the potential to offer. It has been a matter for central and local policy in the UK that the treatment of renal failure should expand slowly as far as hospital-based renal units and dialysis facilities are concerned (Renal Association, 1976), in the hope that transplantation, a cheaper form of treatment, would in time care increasingly for those who need renal replacement therapy (Pincherle, 1977) thereby avoiding the massive increase in dialysis facilities which has occurred in the majority of European countries.


Renal Replacement Therapy Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Dialysis Facility Australia Antigen Advanced Malignant Disease 
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  • P. M. Lock

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