Early Dialysis and Adverse Outcomes After Hurricane Sandy
Lurie, N., Finne, K., Worrall, C., et al. (2015). Early Dialysis and Adverse Outcomes After Hurricane Sandy. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 66(3):507-512.
The authors conducted a retrospective cohort analysis to determine the effect of early dialysis before Hurricane Sandy on outcomes for hemodialysis patients in New York and New Jersey. They found that patients who received early dialysis had significantly lower odds of having an Emergency Department (ED) visit (20%) and hospitalization (21%) in the week of the storm and of dying within 30 days (28%).