While significant clinical evidence supports the benefits to patients who treat more frequently at home, patients who are not educated about their options may not experience these benefits and being successful on HHD.
The analysis identified programs with the best patient retention on home hemodialysis performed 4 unique practices:
- Train consistently, and train well
- Get the prescription right for the individual patient
- Ensure participation of the interdisciplinary team, particularly the social worker and PCT
- Monitor and get actively involved when the predictors of patient discontinuation – hospitalization and missed treatments – present themselves
How does your program approach each of these key practices?
By clicking on the self assessment survey, you’ll be guided through three questions in each of the four key practice areas. Your responses to these questions will help uncover areas of opportunity for you and your facility and provide you NxStage resources along the way that will help you continue to grow and retain patients in your home hemodialysis program.