Elderly kidney patients may not understand treatment choices

November 12, 2014 9:10 PM

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(Reuters Health) – Talking through treatment choices and what will happen in the future with health providers is important for elderly patients with chronic kidney disease, a new study finds.

Based on interviews with older late-stage kidney patients, researchers found differences in their understanding of what conservative management means, and of the pros and cons of choosing that route over dialysis.

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