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Table 1 Summary of chronic dialysis therapy in Japan, 2015

From: Annual Dialysis Data Report 2015, JSDT Renal Data Registry

Number of facilities   4321 facilities (Decrease of 9 facilities, 0.2% decrease)
Equipment Number of bedside consoles 133,538 units (Increase of 1983 units, 1.5% increase)
Capacity Capacity for simultaneous HD treatments 131,514 treatments (Increase of 1654 patients, 1.3% increase)
Maximum capacity 438,391 patients (Increase of 5958 patients, 1.4% increase)
   Outpatients Inpatients Total
Hemodialysis Hemodialysis (HD) 231,835 (78.5) 26,539 (89.6) 258,374 (79.5)
Hemodiafiltration (HDF) 52,757 (17.9) 2576 (8.7) 55,333 (17.0)
Hemofiltration (HF) 11 (0.0) 6 (0.0) 17 (0.0)
Blood adsorption dialysis 1344 (0.5) 24 (0.1) 1368 (0.4)
Home hemodialysis 569 (0.2) 3 (0.0) 572 (0.2)
Peritoneal dialysis PD only 7030 (2.4) 430 (1.5) 7460 (2.3)
PD + HD 1/week 1541 (0.5) 35 (0.1) 1576 (0.5)
PD + HD 2/week 177 (0.1) 8 (0.0) 185 (0.1)
PD + HD 3/week 27 (0.0) 3 (0.0) 30 (0.0)
PD + HD other frequencies 68 (0.0) 3 (0.0) 71 (0.0)
  Total prevalent dialysis patients 295,359 (100.0) 29,627 (100.0) 324,986 (100.0)
Per million of general population 2592.4 patients (increase of 75.1 patients)
Prevalent patients receiving dialysis at 5 p.m. or later 33,370 patients
Incident hemodialysis patients (including HDF) 37,265 patients
Incident peritoneal dialysis patients 2197 patients
Incident dialysis patients 39,462 patients (increase of 1135 patients, 3.0% increase)
Deceased patients 31,068 patients (Increase of 361 patients, 1.2% increase)    
  1. PD + HD patients: Patients treated by the combination of PD and HD, HDF, hemoadsorption, or hemofiltration (excluding those who underwent only peritoneal lavage)
  2. The above data were obtained from the patient survey