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Table 2 Mortality and hospitalisation events and associated rates, stratified by hemodialysis attendance. Events following non-attended sessions are reflected in the columns of subsequent haemodialysis days (e.g. missing Monday’s HD session influences Tuesday and Wednesday’s events)

From: Hospitalization and mortality following non-attendance for hemodialysis according to dialysis day of the week: a European cohort study

Mon/Wed/Fri ScheduleMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Non-Attendance rate (%)0.77NA0.96NA1.44NANA
Attended Admissions (n)1866131414099561116432557
Attended Admit Rate (annualised)0.94 (0.90–0.99)0.66 (0.63–0.70)0.71 (0.68–0.75)0.48 (0.45–0.51)0.57 (0.54–0.60)0.22 (0.20–0.24)0.28 (0.26–0.30)
Attended deaths (n)1507011182956778
Attended Death Rate (/100 pt. yrs)7.6 (6.43–8.91)3.52 (2.74–4.45)5.63 (4.63–6.78)4.12 (3.28–5.12)4.84 (3.91–5.91)3.39 (2.63–4.31)3.9 (3.08–4.86)
Attended Days at risk720,744726,084719,809725,761716,707721,293730,785
Non-Attended Admissions (n)54503749413834
Non-Attended Admit Rate (annualised)1.95 (1.47–2.54)3.44 (2.56–4.54)2.57 (1.81–3.54)2.67 (1.97–3.53)2.25 (1.61–3.05)1.37 (0.97–1.89)1.23 (0.85–1.72)
Non-Attended deaths (n)11138128103
Non-Attended Death Rate (/100 pt. yrs)39.4 (19.7–70.6)89 (47.4–152.3)54.9 (23.7–108.3)65.0 (33.6–113.5)43.6 (18.8–85.8)35.9 (17.2–65.9)10.8 (2.2–31.5)
Non-attended Days at risk10,107530052646707665510,09610,087
Tue/Thu/Sat ScheduleMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Non-Attendance rate (%)NA0.58NA0.98NA1.18NA
Attended Admissions (n)1132163811151207781822425
Attended Admit Rate (annualised)0.67 (0.63–0.71)0.99 (0.94–1.04)0.66 (0.62–0.7)0.73 (0.69–0.77)0.46 (0.43–0.5)0.5 (0.46–0.53)0.25 (0.23–0.28)
Attended deaths (n)1061526183598840
Attended Death Rate (/100 pt. yrs)6.28 (5.14–7.6)9.16 (7.76–10.74)3.63 (2.78–4.66)4.99 (3.98–6.19)3.51 (2.67–4.53)5.3 (4.25–6.53)2.39 (1.71–3.26)
Attended Days at risk615,821605,425613,691606,784613,588605,619610,508
Non-Attended Admissions (n)43286025461626
Non-Attended Admit Rate (annualised)2.24 (1.62–3.02)1.46 (0.97–2.12)6.41 (4.89–8.24)2.71 (1.76–4.01)2.88 (2.11–3.84)1.01 (0.58–1.64)1.36 (0.89–1.99)
Non-Attended deaths (n)9613151178
Non-Attended Death Rate (/100 pt. yrs)46.6 (21.3–88.4)31.1 (11.4–67.6)138.4 (73.7–236.6)159.9 (89.5–263.8)68.7 (34.3–123)44 (17.7–90.6)41.4 (17.9–81.5)
Non-attended Days at risk7053705034293423584258127059