Home HD Candidacy (MATCH-D)

Assess candidacy for home hemodialysis

The global unit selector only affects unanswered questions
1.Does the patient have any of the following characteristics which are contra-indications to independent home hemodialysis (HHD)?
2.Does the patient lack health insurance?
3.Does the patient have hygiene issues?
4.Is the patient frail or can't walk/stand?
5.Is the patient illiterate?
6.Is the patient hearing impaired?
7.Does the patient rent their home?
8.Is the patient unable/unwilling to self-cannulate?
9.Is there an issue of poor water quality or low water pressure?
10.Does the patient have limited supply space?
11.Does the patient have alcohol or drug abuse?
12.Does the patient have a tracheostomy/ventilator or are they bedridden?
13.Does the patient have any of the following features?
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1. Does the patient have any of the following characteristics which are contra-indications to independent home hemodialysis (HHD)?

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About this Calculator

This tool is adapted from the "Method to Assess Choices for Home Dialysis" (MATCH-D) decision tool. This specific tool focuses on candidacy for home hemodialysis.

The MATCH-D tool was designed to sensitize clinicians to key issues about who can use home dialysis. By identifying features that may encourage or pose barriers to independent home hemodialysis, the MATCH-D tool can be used to assist clinicians when counselling patients regarding candidacy for this therapy.

It should be noted that patients who have barriers to self home hemodialysis may still be able to successfully do homedialysis with a helper who is willing to take on primary responsibility for care.

References

https://homedialysis.org/match-d

The MATCH-D tool (Copyright © 2009) was developed by the Medical Education Institute, Inc., for Home Dialysis Central

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