DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2016.04.014
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Martin Hren, Sebastjan Bevc, Radovan Hojs, Maša Knehtl, Benjamin Dvoršak, Tina Stropnik Galuf, Eva Jakopin, Robert Ekart

Abstract: Care of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) is resource intense. Several parameters infuence the cost of treatment. It has been shown, that peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation with an uncomplicated posttransplant course are less expensive than hemodialysis either in the inpatient or outpatient settings. Cost analysis of vascular access related care shows lower cost with a native arteriovenous fistula compared to permanent catheter or synthetic graft. Patient's comorbidity is an important ad…

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