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Blood Purif 2006;24:107–114

Peritoneal Dialysis in Europe: An Analysis of Its Rise and Fall

Lameire N. · Peeters P. · Vanholder R. · van Biesen W.
Renal Division, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
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 goto top of outline Key Words

  • Renal replacement therapy
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Peritoneal dialysis

 goto top of outline Abstract

There is a wide variability in the utilization of peritoneal dialysis throughout Europe that cannot be explained by differences in medical factors alone. Over the last years, the utilization of peritoneal dialysis has even changed in individual countries. The main factors of this variation are not medical, but rather changes in reimbursement and other financial considerations. The overall structure of the health care in an individual country is to a large extent determining the use of a renal replacement therapy modality.

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 goto top of outline Author Contacts

Norbert Lameire
Renal Division, University Hospital Ghent
185, De Pintelaan
BE–9000 Ghent (Belgium)
Tel. +32 9 240 4524, Fax +32 9 240 4599, E-Mail

 goto top of outline Article Information

Number of Print Pages : 8
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 3, Number of References : 49

 goto top of outline Publication Details

Blood Purification

Vol. 24, No. 1, Year 2006 (Cover Date: December 2005)

Journal Editor: Leunissen, K.M.L. (Maastricht)
ISSN: 0253–5068 (print), 1421–9735 (Online)

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