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Table 1 Details of each unit’s patient population, RRT modalities and staff

From: Predialysis education in practice: a questionnaire survey of centres with established programmes

  Transplant patients (n) Dialysis patients (n) Dialysis patients receiving different RRT modalities (%) Staff (full time equivalents)
  Prevalent (2012) Prevalent (2012) Incident (2012) In-centre HD Self-care HD HHD APD CAPD Asst. PD Nephrologists Nurses Dieticians Psychologists Social workers Other
Centre 1 807 639 120 80% 3% 2% 11% 2% 1% 9 240 3 2 1 2a
Centre 2 1,500 90 118 53% n.o. n.o. 27% 11% 9% 12 30 1 0.4 1 0
Centre 3 200 n.o. 200 45 80% n.o. n.o. 10% 10% n.o. 2 25 0.5 0.5 0.4 0
Centre 4 330 290 75 59% n.o. n.o. 10% 24% 7% 12 50 0 0 0 4b
Centre 5 150 n.o. 116 25 60% 12% 12% 3% 11% 1% 7.5 40 1 0 1 0
Centre 6 1,350 793 123 95% n.o. 0% 4% 1% n.o. 13 44 0c 0c 0c 0
Centre 7 208 119 28 64% n.o. n.o. 4% 32% 1% 11 48 1 0 1 4d
Centre 8 1,300 206 41 50% 12% 23% 8% 6% 2% 12 41 1 0 1 10b,e
Centre 9 606 n.o. 490 175 73% 0% 6% 8% 10% 3% 10 144 4 1.6 0 2c
  1. n.o. = Modality is not offered at the unit. In some units, transplantation is not offered but carried out elsewhere. RRT = renal replacement therapy; HD = haemodialysis; HHD = home HD; PD = peritoneal dialysis; APD = automated PD; CAPD = continuous ambulatory PD; Asst. PD = assisted PD.
  2. a Pharmacists.
  3. b Technicians.
  4. c Roles fulfilled by a local non-profit patient organisation.
  5. d Physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
  6. e Nursing assistants.