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Community-Based Hemodialysis: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: September 9, 2015
Project Number: RA0805-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report


  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of community-based hemodialysis units?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of community-based hemodialysis units?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding indications for, and the use of, community-based hemodialysis units?
  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding provision of self-care in community-based dialysis units?

Key Message

One health technology assessment, seven non-randomized studies, and two economic evaluations were identified regarding the clinical and cost-effectiveness of community-based hemodialysis units.