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May 2019

Comparison of Scheduled vs Emergency-Only Dialysis in Undocumented Immigrants With End-stage Renal Disease—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  • 2Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(5):728-729. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0537

In Reply We commend Godefroy and colleagues for making the case for providing scheduled dialysis for undocumented immigrants with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in Europe, an issue likely to be exacerbated by recent migrant and refugee crises. Herein, we address their concerns with our article1 regarding the lack of competing risks in the survival analysis, incomplete accounting for outpatient care and costs, and longer emergency-only dialysis vintage at baseline among the scheduled dialysis group.

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