Prescription Patterns in Dialysis Patients: Differences Between Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Patients and Opportunities for Deprescription

Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease

First Published May 1, 2020

Judith G. Marin, Laura Beresford, Clifford Lo, Alexander Pai, Gabriela Espino-Hernandez, and Monica Beaulieu

Patients treated with maintenance dialysis are at high risk of polypharmacy given their many comorbidities as well as complications from their disease state and treatment. The prescribing patterns and burden of polypharmacy in patients treated with maintenance dialysis, and specifically the difference between hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) prescribing, are not well characterized.

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