GRADE profile 29Effectiveness of peritoneal dialysis – resource use and costs (children)

Quality assessmentSummary of findingsQuality
No of studiesStudy designLimitationsInconsistencyIndirectnessImprecision
PD alone (children)
Resource use and costs inc hospitalisation
Bordador 2010
Report from national registryNo serious limitationsNot assessableaSome serious indirectnessbNot assessablecPeritonitis-related admissions
86 (86%) overall
6 (100%) polymicrobial peritonitis
80 (85%) single organism peritonitis

Inconsistency not assessable (downgraded one level) because it was one study only.


The study was not a comparative evaluation (downgraded one level).


Confidence intervals only reported for some studies (and outcomes) (downgraded one level).

From: 3, How this guideline was developed

Cover of Peritoneal Dialysis
Peritoneal Dialysis: Peritoneal Dialysis in the Treatment of Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 125.
Centre for Clinical Practice at NICE (UK).
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