Mortality trends among Canadian patients receiving dialysis

Foley, Robert N.
October 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/23/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 9, p1055
Academic Journal
The article discusses the researches on mortality trends among patients receiving dialysis in Canada. The researchers key out some potential improvements and significant challenges in dialysis care through the Canadian Organ Replacement Register. The studies found out that mortality has declined among Canadian patients receiving hemodialysis since 1990. It discusses the link of higher mortality, especially for death from infectious causes, on the increased distance of attending nephrologist. In addition, the studies suggest that, interfaces between significant factors including prevention, treatment and specialist nephrology care need to be addressed.


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