Letter to Editor in Kidney International
Changes in BC patient outcomes during COVID-19 pandemic
In the May 2022 issue of Kidney International, a letter by kidney researchers, Mike Bevilacqua, Dilshani Induruwage, Janet Williams, Ognjenka Djurdjev and Adeera Levin, notes how the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a profound disruption to in-person clinical services in BC.
Two of the findings of their analysis were that within this new hybrid world of virtual and in-person care, a lower percentage of patients who had previously made plans for dialysis treatment were able to realize those plans, and conversely, a higher percentage of patients who didn’t have previous plans started dialysis before they had the opportunity to be fully educated in treatment options.
This work highlights key areas in which health care professionals working within this new hybrid of clinical formats can focus their efforts to continue to provide patients with the same high level of kidney care experienced in the past. Learn more from the full letter here.