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Title
A data-driven approach to improving the care of in-center hemodialysis patients.
First Author
McClellan, William M
Date of Pub
1995 Summer
Pages
129-140
Volume
16
Issue
4
Other Authors
Ballard, David J; Frederick, Pamela R; Hayes, Risa P; Helgerson, Steven D; McMullan, Michael
Abstract
Health care providers, patients, the end stage renal disease (ESRD) networks, and HCFA have developed the ESRD Health Care Quality Improvement Program (HCQIP) in an effort to assess and improve care provided to ESRD patients. Currently, the ESRD HCQIP focuses on collecting information on quality indicators (QIs) for treatment of anemia, delivery of adequate dialysis, nutritional status, and blood pressure control for adult in-center hemodialysis patients. QIs were measured in a national probability sample of ESRD patients, and interventions and evaluations of the interventions are beginning. The ESRD HCQIP illustrates a way to mobilize the strengths of the public and private sectors to achieve improved care for special populations.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Adult : Anemia/complications/therapy : Health Services Research/methods : Hemodialysis Units, Hospital/standards : Human : Kidney Failure, Chronic/complications/therapy : Program Evaluation : Quality Assurance, Health Care/organization & administration : Quality of Health Care/standards : Reproducibility of Results : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States Health Care Financing Administration : United States/epidemiology
NTIS Number
PB99-106445