The carbon footprints of home and in-center maintenance hemodialysis in the United Kingdom
Web page from SHEBA added 22 January 2011. Published on 14 January 2011 0 comments
Primary Topic: Renal
Secondary Topics: Energy and Carbon
Format: Web page
Document Type: Report
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- CONNOR, A., LILLYWHITE, R. and COOKE, M. W. , Hemodialysis International (2011), doi: 10.1111/j.1542-4758.2010.00523.x The aim of this study was to determine the carbon footprints of the differing modalities and treatment regimes used to deliver maintenance hemodialysis (HD), in order to inform carbon reduction strategies at the level of both individual treatments and HD programs. Thrice weekly in-center HD has a carbon footprint of 3.8 ton CO2 Eq per patient per year. The majority of emissions arise within the medical equipment (37%), energy use (21%), and patient travel (20%) sectors. The carbon footprint of providing home HD varies with the regime.