A self-report measure developed for individuals with kidney disease and those on dialysis. The instructions are in English; the questionnaire itself is in French. The questionnaire takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
A self-report measure developed for individuals with kidney disease and those on dialysis. The instructions are in English; the questionnaire itself is in German. The questionnaire takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
A special report on an Institute of Medicine Workshop assessing health and quality-of-life outcomes in dialysis. The conclusion of the workshop was that there was no one best quality-of-life instrument. However, the workshop agreed that a number of valid instruments exist and others are being developed. Priority should go to gaining experience using these instruments in the clinical setting, acquiring enough data to interpret quality-of-life scale scored differences in a consistent way, and beginning the correlation of quality-of-life data with clinical outcome measures.
This research examines the competitiveness of hemodialysis markets and investigates how market competition is related to dialysis provider strategies for service levels and patient selection, and to patient outcomes.
Although the services a physician provides for a hospitalized patient are more intensive than monitoring outpatient dialysis, the large difference between reimbursement rates for inpatient hospital and outpatient physician services is a significant incentive to provide services in the hospital.
Associate Policy Researcher
Education B.S. in neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus; M.P.H. in behavioral and comm health sci, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D. in health policy and management, University of North Carolina