Dialysis and transplantation in the United States and the impact of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)

  • K. D. Nolph


In 1972, the Social Security Act was amended to authorize funding for the treatment of end-stage renal disease under Medicare. At that time about 40 patients per million population were receiving longterm haemodialysis treatment and 40% of dialysis treatments were home-based (Relman, 1980). Now, a decade later, patients on dialysis treatment in the United States exceed 250 per million population. Less than 15% are dialysed at home (End-stage Renal Disease, 1980; Quarterly Statistical Summary,1981; The Kidney Dialysis Industry, 1981).


ESRD Patient Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Chronic Dialysis Centre Dialysis Dialysis Population 
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