|This past December, NKF hosted a KDOQI Home Dialysis Controversies Conference that brought together a multi-stakeholder group of patients,
clinicians, care partners, researchers, health payers and healthcare industry representatives to explore the known barriers to beginning and
continuing home dialysis, identify gaps in the research, and propose potential solutions in the form of testable interventions. A video featuring the select conference attendees (including patients, care partners, and the conference chairs) highlights the importance of this project on patient outcomes and can be viewed here. The goal of this multi-year, PCORI-funded project is to remove the barriers to home dialysis so that it becomes a viable choice for anyone on dialysis. The long-term goal is to facilitate the development of research designs to measure home dialysis quality and create interventions to overcome the barriers of maintaining dialysis treatment at home. Additional information, including a series of interviews with some of the most prominent experts in home dialysis can be found here.
This is another example of how NKF is working to help dialysis patients and move kidney disease research forward.