Community House Hemodialysis Reduces Hurdles to Home Dialysis

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Undergoing home dialysis in a shared house with other patients of Māori or Pacific ethnicity without medical supervision provided patients with flexibility and support, and enabled them to overcome obstacles to home dialysis, according to a recent study.

New Zealand, where the study was conducted, has long embraced home dialysis. But not all patients are able to or want to do dialysis at home. To help meet their needs, an initiative launched in 2004 to set up community dialysis homes across the country where patients can go to dialyze on their own schedule. The local kidney societies own the homes