Overcoming Barriers to Wider Adoption of Home Dialysis

May 2020 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Ivonne Schulman, M.D.; Kevin Abbott, M.D., M.P.H.

Executive Summary

Home dialysis therapies remain vastly underused in the United States. The executive order on kidney health set a goal for significantly increasing use of home therapies, which include peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis, for patients with end stage kidney disease. However, much work remains to identify barriers to wider adoption of home dialysis therapies.