Use of Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy Dialysis Tables to Compare the Local and National Incidence of Dialysis
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis © 2012 International Society for Apheresis
Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 63–67, February 2012
How to Cite
Wakasugi, M., Kazama, J. J. and Narita, I. (2012), Use of Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy Dialysis Tables to Compare the Local and National Incidence of Dialysis. Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis, 16: 63–67. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-9987.2011.01030.x
- Issue published online: 17 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2012
- Received May 2011; revised July 2011.
- Chronic kidney disease;
- Confidence intervals;
The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy generates many tables of data on dialysis patients in their annual reports. These tables, derived from over 37 000 patients who started dialysis in 2008, allow comparison of the local incidence of new dialysis patients with the national incidence by estimating a standardized incidence ratio and confidence interval. Since this method adjusts for age and gender, it may be useful to evaluate local strategies for managing chronic kidney disease, including the response to campaigns and local quality assurance. Furthermore, the end-stage renal disease population of other countries can also be directly compared by this method. That is, the age- and gender-adjusted incidence of dialysis can be calculated for another country and compared with the national data for Japan. This might be one step toward improving local care and preventing the progression of chronic kidney disease.