Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Developing Tools for Dialysis Decision Support in Older Adults|
Manjula K. Tamura
||Palo Alto, CA
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||Health Services R&D
|| July 2020 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Background: Each year, more than 25,000 patients over the age of 75 start maintenance dialysis treatment in the United States. Although dialysis may prolong life, it entails profound and sometimes burdensome changes in lifestyle, substantial risks for complications, and for older adults, a high likelihood of permanent disability. The quality of dialysis decision making is often poor; few patients receive prognostic information or discuss the option to receive medical management without dialysis....
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