Decision Tool

Below is a list of things that people on dialysis have told us are important to them. When considering the choice of a dialysis treatment, please think about how you feel about each of these things.


Move the sliders to show how much or how little each of these things matter to you.

What matters to me for this decision

  « doesn't matter at all matters a lot » Better fit for me
Having someone else in charge of doing my dialysis


Seeing my health care team more often
Having ability to go to work or school
Having flexible daily schedule
Having social support of other patients
Having set schedule at dialysis center
Having ability to travel
Avoiding needles
Not having to do dialysis every day
Providing care for myself at home


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Research described on this web site was partially funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (1109). The statements and views presented here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), its Board of Governors or Methodology Committee.