Moving treatments from hospital to home: Dialysis, COVID-19 and the step change
03 September, 2020
11:00AM EDT (4:00PM BST)
In the US, where one in seven people have CKD, decisive action has been taken to improve patients’ lives. The Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health aims to remove barriers to innovation and encourage development of better dialysis options, with an emphasis on home-based dialysis.
At Sagentia, we believe there is scope for rapid and meaningful improvement of existing dialysis systems. Devices that blend technical innovation with patient-centric design could make home dialysis easier and more suitable for a greater number of patients in the near future.
Home dialysis is at the front of a wave of treatments in several areas which could move their treatments into the home setting. COVID-19 has shown the need for ‘vulnerable’ patients not to attend hospital settings and created a demand for home-based treatments.
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