Table 1.

Intensity of care received at dialysis initiation

GroupIntensity of CarePlace of InitiationLength of Index Hospitalization (wk)Intensive Procedure Performed?Patients, n (%)
1LowestOutpatient0No147,823 (35.5)
2Inpatient< 2 No166,549 (40.0)
3Inpatient< 2 Yes3763 (0.9)
4Inpatient≥ 2 No82,238 (19.7)
5HighestInpatient≥ 2 Yes16,284 (3.9)