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Renal Disease Hospice Eligibility Criteria

hospice doctor and nurseEnd-stage renal/kidney disease patients are eligible for hospice care. Read the list below to see the renal failure hospice criteria requirements.

Renal failure hospice criteria:

  • Creatinine clearance of <10cc/min (<15cc/min for diabetics) AND serum creatinine >8.0 mg/dl (>6.0 mg/dl for diabetics)
  • Uremia with obtundation
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Patient has chosen not to have renal dialysis
  • Intractable hyperkalemia
  • Hepatorenal syndrome
  • Structural and functional impairments
  • Platelet count <25,000
  • Comorbid and secondary conditions contribute to terminal prognosis
  • Pruritus
  • Self-care deficits
  • Activity limitations
  • Uremic pericarditis
  • Anorexia
  • Albumin <3.5 gm/dl