Covid-19 Safety: Home Dialysis Is the Preferred Option
Patients with kidney failure have the highest hospital admission rates out of all Medicare beneficiaries according to a recently published COVID-19 Supplement from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS).1
Dialysis patients are more vulnerable and prone to viral infections,2 but did you know?
- Rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations among patients undergoing hemodialysis is generally between 3 and 4 times higher than among patients performing peritoneal dialysis1
- Hospitalization rates between PD vs ICHD suggest that the home setting is protective, despite all the efforts to prevent disease viral transmission in the outpatient dialysis facility1
Count and Rate of Covid-19
Hospitalizations by Dialysis Modality during epidemiologic weeks 8 to 27 of 2020, among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries receiving dialysis1
STARTING PATIENTS ON DIALYSIS?
Consider PD first to provide life-sustaining therapy while reducing the risk of exposure to viral infections by minimizing visits to the dialysis clinic.