Survival of elderly dialysis patients is predicted by both patient and practice characteristics Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 05/09/2012
Foote C et al. – Within the elderly cohort, other patient characteristics have a greater association with mortality than 5–year age increments. Even after consideration of patient characteristics, practice factors have a striking impact on the survival of elderly patients commencing dialysis. In the absence of randomized studies, efforts to enhance the identification and preparation of elderly patients for dialysis may improve outcomes within current settings.