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||2016|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.healthwise.org
|Health condition||Chronic Kidney Disease|
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|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: 2017-04-06.