Table 3.

Outcomes of patients on home hemodialysis in the 6 months before program exit or study end date

VariableAllPositive DispositionaNegative DispositionbP Value
Mean length of follow-up (median, IQR), yr1.8 (1.4, 1.0–2.4)1.8 (1.5, 1.0–2.4)1.7 (1.4, 0.9–2.1)0.78
Mean no. of hospitalizations (SD)c0.8 (1.4)0.1 (0.4)1.9 (1.7)<0.001
Mean length of hospital stay (SD)7.4 (14.4)1.0 (3.2)18.6 (19.0)<0.001
Mean routine scheduled clinic visits (SD)c1.8 (0.8)1.7 (0.7)1.9 (1.1)0.28
Mean respite treatments (SD)c2.5 (3.7)1.8 (2.8)3.7 (4.6)0.01
Mean health care professional interactions (SD)c29.1 (21.2)22.7 (16.5)40.5 (23.8)<0.001
  • IQR, interquartile range.

  • a Positive disposition includes patient exits for transplantation and patients who remain on home hemodialysis at cohort end date.

  • b Negative disposition is patient exits from death or modality conversion.

  • c Normalized to 180 hospitalization-free days during the 6 months before program exit.