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Peritoneal dialysis practice in Australia and New Zealand: a call to sustain the action


Mudge, DW and Boudville, N and Brown, F and Clayton, P and Duddington, M and Holt, S and Johnson, DW and Jose, M and Sawiers, W and Sud, K and Voss, D and Walker, R, Peritoneal dialysis practice in Australia and New Zealand: a call to sustain the action, Nephrology, 21, (7) pp. 535-546. ISSN 1320-5358 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology

DOI: doi:10.1111/nep.12731


This paper updates a previous 'Call to Action' paper (Nephrology 2011; 16: 19-29) that reviewed key outcome data for Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and made recommendations to improve care. Since its publication, peritonitis rates have improved significantly, although they have plateaued more recently. PD patient and technique survival in ANZ have also improved, with a reduction in the proportion of technique failures attributed to 'social reasons'. Despite these improvements, technique survival rates overall remain lower than in many other parts of the world. This update includes additional practical recommendations based on published evidence and emerging initiatives to further improve outcomes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, outcome, peritoneal dialysis, peritonitis, quality indicator, technique survival
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Nephrology and urology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jose, M (Professor Matthew Jose)
ID Code:107612
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2016-03-21
Last Modified:2022-08-30

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