CJASN: Employment among patients starting dialysis in the United States

By ASN Staff

A recent study published by the Clinical Journal of Nephrology (CJASN) found that employment was low among patients starting dialysis throughout the study period at 23% to 24%, and 38% of patients who were employed six months prior to being diagnosed with kidney failure stopped working by the time they initiated dialysis.

“After adjusting for patient characteristics and local unemployment rates in the general population, however, the probability of employment in dialysis patients increased over time. Patients starting dialysis between 2008 and 2013 had a 4.7% increase in the absolute probability of employment at the start of dialysis compared with patients starting dialysis between 1996 and 2001.

Black and Hispanic patients were less likely to be employed than other patients starting dialysis, but this gap narrowed during the study period”.

For more information from Kevin F. Erickson, Bo Zhao, Vivian Ho, Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, see the full study at the CJASN website.

Category:
Subcategory:
Author:
ASN Staff
Article Image:
Body:

A recent study published by the Clinical Journal of Nephrology (CJASN) found that employment was low among patients starting dialysis throughout the study period at 23% to 24%, and 38% of patients who were employed six months prior to being diagnosed with kidney failure stopped working by the time they initiated dialysis.

“After adjusting for patient characteristics and local unemployment rates in the general population, however, the probability of employment in dialysis patients increased over time. Patients starting dialysis between 2008 and 2013 had a 4.7% increase in the absolute probability of employment at the start of dialysis compared with patients starting dialysis between 1996 and 2001.

Black and Hispanic patients were less likely to be employed than other patients starting dialysis, but this gap narrowed during the study period”.

For more information from Kevin F. Erickson, Bo Zhao, Vivian Ho, Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, see the full study at the CJASN website.

Area(s) of Interest:
Date:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018