Association between time of referral and survival in the first year of dialysis in diabetics and the elderly

Netherlands Cooperative Study on the Adequacy of Dialysis-2 (NECOSAD) Study Group, Franciscus van der Sande

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The objective of the study was to estimate the association between time of referral and survival during dialysis in diabetics and patients aged?70 years.This study was a prospective follow-up study in 1438 incident dialysis patients (1996-2004, 62% male, 60?15 years) in The Netherlands. Main outcome measures. Referral (time between first pre-dialysis visit to a nephrologist and dialysis initiation) was classified as: late (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-658
JournalNephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011


  • diabetes
  • elderly
  • late referral
  • pre-dialysis
  • survival

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