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Title: Quality of life data from EQ-5D for evidence-based health service practice in dialysis care
Authors : Eichler, Klaus
Hess, Sascha
Früh, Mathias
Reich, Oliver
Brügger, Urs
Proceedings: Health Services Research Conference : evidence-based practice
Volume(Issue) : 14
Issue : Suppl. 2
Pages : 37
Conference details: Health Services Research : evidence-based practice, London, 1.-3. Juli 2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution : BioMed Central
Publisher / Ed. Institution: London
Issue Date: 2014
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Dialyse; Versorgungsforschung
Subject (DDC) : 616: Internal medicine and diseases
Abstract: Hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) are therapeutic options for patients with end-stage-renal-disease (ESRD), if transplantation is not available. Mortality rates for HD and PD are similar, while PD is generally the less costly alternative. Percentage of HD and PD shows considerable variability between high income countries (for PD from 5-7% in Germany and Switzerland up to 19- 24% in the UK and Scandinavia). Patient reported outcomes, such as quality of life (QOL), can provide complementary evidence for planning of patient oriented dialysis services. Profile instruments (e.g. SF36, KDQOL) show no consistent QOL differences between HD and PD. However, single index preference-based QOL measures (such as EQ5D), may add new information and are useful for later health economic evaluations. We aimed to collect current evidence for QOL of ESRD patients as measured with EQ-5D.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
Publication type: Conference Poster
DOI : 10.1186/1472-6963-14-S2-P37
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