Measuring and Improving the Health Status of End Stage Renal Disease Patients

Published In: Health Care Financing Review, v. 18, no. 4, 1997, p. 77-82

Posted on on January 01, 1997

by Richard A. Rettig, John H. Sadler

This brief health care highlight reports on recent efforts to develop and promote health status measurement instruments for use in dialysis units that treat end-stage renal disease patients, most of whom are covered for all medical services under Medicare.

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