Table 2.

Baseline facility characteristics by PDC frequency

Frequency of PDCHigh FrequencyIntermediate FrequencyLow Frequency
Facilities (n)429186163
Mean typical PDC duration (min)7.2±5.36.7±4.410.1±6.9
Mean patients in a facility (n)85.581.875.0
Mean doctors in a facility (n)5.25.85.6
Patient/staff ratio for 1 dialysis session4.53.43.7
Hospital-based facilities (% yes)49.738.742.3
  • Facility characteristics were reported by each unit nurse manager in the DOPPS unit practice survey. One hundred fifty-two facilities excluded because of missing UPS questionnaire or missing PDC data. Values expressed with a plus/minus sign are the mean ± SD.