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dc.contributor.author Miller, Lisa M
dc.contributor.author Vercaigne, Lavern M
dc.contributor.author Moist, Louise
dc.contributor.author Lok, Charmaine E
dc.contributor.author Tangri, Navdeep
dc.contributor.author Komenda, Paul
dc.contributor.author Rigatto, Claudio
dc.contributor.author Mojica, Julie
dc.contributor.author Sood, Manish M
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T07:37:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-03T07:37:03Z
dc.date.issued 2014-02-27
dc.identifier.citation BMC Nephrology. 2014 Feb 27;15(1):40
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23373
dc.description.abstract Abstract Background Residing remotely from health care resources appears to impact quality of care delivery. It remains unclear if there are differences in vascular access based on distance of one’s residence to dialysis centre at time of dialysis initiation, and whether region or duration of pre-dialysis care are important effect modifiers. Methods We studied the association of distance from a patients’ residence to the nearest dialysis centre and central venous catheter (CVC) use in an observational study of 26,449 incident adult dialysis patients registered in the Canadian Organ Replacement Registry between 2000–2009. Multivariate logistic regression was used to assess the association between distance in tertiles and CVC use, adjusted for patient demographics and comorbidities. Geographic region and duration of pre-dialysis care were examined as potential effect modifiers. Results Eighty percent of patients commenced dialysis with a CVC. Incident CVC use was highest among those living > 20 km from the dialysis centre (OR 1.29 (1.24-1.34)) compared to those living < 5 km from centre. The length of pre-dialysis care and geographic region were significant effect modifiers; among patients residing in the furthest tertile (>20 km) from the nearest dialysis centre, incident CVC use was more common with shorter length of pre-dialysis care (< 1 year) and residence in central regions of the country. Conclusion Residing further from a dialysis centre is associated with increased CVC use, an effect modified by shorter pre-dialysis care and the geographic region of the country. Efforts to reduce geographical disparities in pre dialysis care may decrease CVC use.
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.title The association between geographic proximity to a dialysis facility and use of dialysis catheters
dc.type Journal Article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.rights.holder Lisa M Miller et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
dc.date.updated 2014-04-03T07:37:04Z
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2369-15-40


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