In medicine, dialysis is the process of removing excess water, solutes and toxins from the blood in those whose native kidneys have lost the ability to perform these functions in a natural way. This is referred to as renal replacement therapy.
The Dialysis Facility Reports (DFRs) are created under contract to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide dialysis facilities, consumers, the public, CMS and its affiliates with valuable information on patient characteristics, treatment patterns, hospitalization, mortality, and transplantation.
Haemodialysis involves diverting blood into an external machine, where it's filtered before being returned to the body.
Peritoneal dialysis involves pumping dialysis fluid into the space inside your abdomen (tummy) to draw out waste products from the blood passing through vessels lining the inside of the abdomen