This report describes the findings of a project of the RAND/UCLA/Harvard Center for Policy Research in Health Care Financing, which is supported by the Health Care Financing Administration. This report examines several factors believed to affect the rate of shunt creations and complications for Medicare beneficiaries who suffer from end stage renal disease (ESRD). Because Medicare's ESRD program provides health care coverage to individuals with a chronic disease, regardless of age, this work should be of interest to all those concerned with health care service delivery to a chronically ill population.
Kallich, Joel, Martin Markovich, and Mark Litwin, Vascular Access Procedures for End-Stage Renal Disease Medicare Beneficiaries. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1993. https://www.rand.org/pubs/drafts/DRU420.html.
Kallich, Joel, Martin Markovich, and Mark Litwin, Vascular Access Procedures for End-Stage Renal Disease Medicare Beneficiaries, RAND Corporation, DRU-420-HCFA, 1993. As of November 28, 2023: https://www.rand.org/pubs/drafts/DRU420.html