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Comparative Evaluation of Hemodialysis in the Home, Community Hospital, and Regional Center.

William J. Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.P.; David S. Hathaway, M.D.; and Roger A. Carlson, B.B.A.
Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1181. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1181_2
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During the past 4 years, several therapeutic approaches have been used at the Mayo Clinic to provide treatment for patients with terminal uremia. Of 30 patients treated by hemodialysis for more than 2 months, 15 have been treated at the Regional Center, 8 have been treated in their community hospitals, and 7 have been treated at home. This report attempts to assess the comparative costs, medical and vocational rehabilitation, and incidence of complications in the three groups of patients.

Quinton-Scribner cannulas and Kiil dialyzers were used in all instances. A central Milton Roy dialysate delivery system was used at the


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