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Table 5 Summary of patient outcomes in each dialysis unit over the 7–9 year period

From: Effect of electronic patient record use on mortality in End Stage Renal Disease, a model chronic disease: retrospective analysis of 9 years of prospectively collected data

  Unit A
(1998–2006)
Unit B
(1999–2006)
Unit C
(2000–2006)
Years of observation 1926.7 1046.2 951.0
Recovered renal function 4 3 6
Received a kidney transplant 109 40 38
Followed in the database after transfer to peritoneal dialysis, home hemeral or nocturnal hemodialysis 41 3 3
Known to be alive after transfer to another dialysis facility 79 22 12
Lost to follow up after transfer to another dialysis facility 102 50 86
Deaths 303 178 164
Deaths per 1000 patient years 157.3 170.1 172.5