The Australian Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study

Principal Investigator: Professor David Johnson
Clinical Project Manager: Laura Robison (AKTN)
Trial Number: AKTN 13.01

Population: Adults receiving chronic maintenance PD
Intervention: N/A – observational study
Follow-up: 3 years
Primary aim: To understand the impact of modifiable practices in the management of PD patients on the risk of all-cause peritonealdialysis technique failure.

Status: Australian recruitment commenced November 2014
Recruitment end date: 31 December 2016
Follow-up end date: 31 December 2016
Recruitment: 520/640 (48.75%)

Trial Summary:

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a form of home dialysis that is substantially cheaper and associated with better early survival than standard hospitalbased
haemodialysis. Its use in Australia has been severely limited by poor outcomes compared to the rest of the world. This international study
aims to identify the ‘real world’ PD centre practices that will lead to better outcomes for Australian patients, greater uptake of home dialysis and
health savings of tens of millions of dollars annually.