Patient and Therapy Perspectives: Choosing the Patient “Is better Worse?”

  • C. M. Kjellstrand
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 39)


I believe almost all the differences in mortality that exists between different European regions and the United States, even when age is controlled, are due to different acceptance criteria or transplantation activity. The reason dialysis patient mortality is highest in U.S.A. and the Nordic countries is because they have the highest acceptance to dia- lysis and the highest transplant rates in the world. If this is true, a worse survival may reflect a better fulfillment of a nephrologist’s duties:


Acceptance Rate Race Social Transplant Rate Therapy Perspective Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease 
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