Impact

Research shows that frequent and intensive dialysis has a positive effect – qualitatively as well as quantitatively – on the life and the life expectancy of kidney patients. Though scientific proof is not yet available, more and more outcomes indicate that daily, home dialysis leads to a substantial increase in the life expectancy of haemodialysis patients.

More home dialysis will also have a major impact on healthcare costs. Even with conservative estimates, the shift from clinical dialysis to home dialysis leads to a savings of around 40%.

If 10% of the 6,300 Dutch dialysis patients switch to the portable kidney, the Netherlands will save 27 million annually in direct healthcare costs. This figure does not include the effects of higher participation and productivity in society. Worldwide, savings could be up to 10 billion.