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Inequalities in chronic dialysis and transplantation in Sweden.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3048054     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied the chance of receiving dialysis and transplantation in Sweden and Stockholm based on age and sex. The number of patients accepted for chronic dialysis, divided into men and women or five age groups, were set in relation to the number of patients who died of ESRD (end-stage renal disease) in the same groups. The transplanted patients were likewise related to patients waiting on chronic dialysis. Although older patients were increasingly accepted for treatment, age is still strongly inversely correlated to acceptance. Thus in 1985, young patients aged 16-39 years had an 85% chance of being dialyzed, but patients over age 70 had only a 17% chance. Of potential male candidates, 44% received dialysis, but only 38% of women received it. Similar age, but less sex inequality, existed in the selection of patients for transplantation. In Sweden, age and sex influence the selection of patients for dialysis and transplantation.
C M Kjellstrand; G Tydén
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Scandinavica     Volume:  224     ISSN:  0001-6101     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Scand     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-25     Completed Date:  1988-10-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370330     Medline TA:  Acta Med Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-56     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Department of Medicine, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Kidney Failure, Chronic / mortality,  therapy*
Kidney Transplantation*
Middle Aged
Patient Selection*
Renal Dialysis*
Resource Allocation*
Sex Factors

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