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March 13, 2002

Does Time of Day of Hemodialysis Affect Survival?

JAMA. 2002;287(10):1262-1264. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-287-10-jlt0313

To the Editor: Dr Bliwise and colleagues1 found that morning-shift hemodialysis was associated with significantly longer survival than afternoon-shift dialysis. These findings may lead patients to demand morning-shift dialysis in an already overburdened system. Their conclusions, however, may have not accounted for several factors that can differentiate morning- and afternoon-shift dialysis patients.