Comparing outcomes in renal replacement therapy: how should we correct for case mix?

@article{Khan1998ComparingOI,
  title={Comparing outcomes in renal replacement therapy: how should we correct for case mix?},
  author={Izhar H Khan and Marion K. Campbell and Diego Cantarovich and G. R. D. Catto and C. Delcroix and Nwanegbo Edward and C H Fontenaille and Henk W. van Hamersvelt and Ir. Fred Henderson and Robert A. P. Koene and Menelaos Papadimitriou and Eberhard Ritz and Craig Ramsay and Dimitri Tsakiris and Alison M Macleod},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={1998},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={473-8}
}
The need to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical practice to justify expensive therapy in the face of financial constraints in all areas of health care delivery makes it necessary to identify groups of patients who are likely to benefit most from treatment. Various risk stratification methods have been used for analyzing survival probabilities for patients receiving renal replacement therapy. Complicated risk stratification methods produce large numbers of risk groups of small sizes, which… CONTINUE READING

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