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Survival Data for Patients Undergoing Chronic Intermittent Hemodialysis.

Edmund J. Lewis, M.D.; D. Marie Foster, A.B.; J. de la Puente, M.P.H.; and Cathlene Scurlock
Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1182. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1182_1
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Survival data have been compiled on patients undergoing chronic intermittent hemodialysis, based on the experience of 14 dialysis centers in the United States. Cumulative survival rates were calculated using the life table method. A group of 302 patients, representing approximately one third of the total dialysis population in the United States, was observed over a period of up to 7 years; 53 patients have been observed for 2 or more years. Of the original 302 patients, 48 are dead. Four of these deaths were directly attributable to human or mechanical error during the dialysis procedure. Eighty-seven percent of the patients


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