Impact of time-varying center volume on technique failure and mortality in peritoneal dialysis

Yen Hung Yao, Chyong Mei Chen, Yiing Jenq Chou, Nicole Huang*

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Background: Most studies on volume–outcome association used the number of patients at a particular period as the independent variable. However, peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a chronic treatment, and center volume usually changes over a patient’s treatment period. Accordingly, this study used the time-varying center volume to explore the volume–outcome association in PD. Methods: We conducted a nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study, which included patients who began chronic PD between 2001 and 2010. The risk factors of 5-year technique failure and mortality were analyzed using cause-specific and subdistribution hazard models, respectively. The annual number of patients initiating PD in each patient’s treatment center was modeled as a time-varying variable with four categories. Results: We included 9071 patients who started PD in 100 centers where the number of incident patients ranged from 1 to 107 patients per year (median, 25; interquartile range, 13–42). The estimated 5-year patient and technique survival rates were 64.7% and 66.6%, respectively. Being treated in centers in the largest volume category (the number of incident PD patients ≥43 per year) was associated with significantly lower cause-specific and cumulative hazards for technique failure. No association was found between facility volume and hazards of mortality. Conclusions: Receiving PD in high-volume facilities was associated with a lower risk in technique failure. No association was found between facility volume and mortality risk.

原文English
期刊Peritoneal Dialysis International
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出版狀態Accepted/In press - 2020

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