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Decision Aid Summary

Title Kidney Failure: When Should I Start Dialysis?
Audience People who have decided to have either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis but who aren't certain when they should start.
Options included Start kidney dialysis before you have symptoms of kidney failure.
Or before your lab results show very poor kidney function.
Start dialysis after you have symptoms or after your lab results get worse.
Year of last update or review 2020
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Health condition Chronic Kidney Disease
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2019-06-26.