To reduce financial burden among hemodialysis patients, the National Health Security Board, a governing body of the Universal Coverage Scheme, has endorsed a proposal to reimburse patients with chronic kidney failure who opt for hemodialysis instead of peritoneal dialysis, effective Feb 1, 2022.
Peritoneal dialysis is a type of dialysis which uses the peritoneum in a person’s abdomen as the membrane through which fluid and dissolved substances are exchanged with the blood.
Hemodialysis or simply dialysis is a process of purifying the blood of a person whose kidneys are not working normally.
Kidney patients in consultation with their physicians can choose the type of renal dialysis that is the most suitable for them considering their socioeconomic and disease conditions, including regular traveling cost for kidney dialysis.
For more information, read the full news article originally published in National Health Security Office website.
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