Most dialysis clinics which have added the NxStage machines have a waiting list of patients wanting to start home dialysis on this machine. Kaiser in CA currently has over one year wait for the training classes due to a shortage of home training nurses/techs. NxStage is gearing up to assist w/ training. This may be the best buying opportunity ever for this stock. There is a push for more home dialysis as clinics get more crowded and as patients realize how it improves their quality of life, and how simple the NxStage is to learn.
sites like "ihatedialysis.com" and other patient driven forums are driving up the issue of home hemo dialysis. Patients are more informed now and make decisions at the time of initiations. Quality of life and morbidity and mortality data are pretty darn good for home hemo than any other form of dialysis. This stock once start flying will have no looking back.
I have been looking at the data too. Even smaller centres like Indianapolis have longer waiting times afor home hemo. The data is amazingly good for home hemo. Waiting times for Kidney Transplant will still be high and will keep getting worse due to shortage of organs and more demand. I think Home Hemo is the way to go for now.