Table 4.

Clinical outcomes

Home Dialysis (n = 71)In-Center HD (n = 132)P
Outcome as of December 31, 2009, %0.004
    dead2521
    recovery of renal function after discharge2
    transfer to another center424
Dialysis follow-up
    patients alive as of 2009, years
        mean ± SD2.6 ± 1.32.4 ± 1.3NS
        median [IQR]2.76 [1.42 to 3.42]2.25 [1.25 to 3.58]NS
    all patients included in the study, years
        mean ± SD2.3 ± 1.31.9 ± 1.4NS
        median [IQR]2.58 [1.25 to 3.17]1.79 [0.67 to 2.80]NS
Age at death, years66 ± 1770 ± 11NS