Table 2.

Facility characteristics

CharacteristicsAustralia/ New ZealandCanadaJapanThailandUnited KingdomUnited States
No. of facilities2020312219106
Facility size53 [36–82]51 [40–90]29 [20–36]102 [48–208]50 [27–65]32 [24–43]
Patient-nurse ratio11 [7–13]14 [11–17]5.78 [2.58–8.00]38 [19–49]8.13 [6.63–9.25]11 [8–14]
Facility yr of experience treating patients with PD, n (%)
 <50 (0)0 (0)0 (0)1 (5)0 (0)4 (7)
 5–91 (9)3 (15)0 (0)15 (68)0 (0)16 (28)
 10+10 (91)17 (85)23 (100)6 (27)16 (100)37 (65)
Facility % of patients with total Kt/V urea <1.7, n (%)
 <105 (29)4 (24)2 (17)3 (25)4 (40)69 (69)
 10–194 (24)6 (35)1 (8)2 (17)5 (50)26 (26)
 20+8 (47)7 (41)9 (75)7 (58)1 (10)5 (5)
Facility % of patients who use 4.25% solution, n (%)
 09 (47)6 (32)27 (96)5 (24)11 (79)3 (12)
 1–197 (37)10 (53)1 (4)11 (52)3 (21)2 (8)
 20+3 (16)3 (16)0 (0)5 (24)0 (0)20 (80)
Routine multidisciplinary review, n (%)9 (50)8 (40)18 (69)10 (46)15 (79)67 (81)
  • Results are shown as prevalence or median [interquartile range]. PD, peritoneal dialysis.