Data completeness as an unmeasured confounder in dialysis facility performance comparison with 1-year follow-up
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;Aims: Standardized mortality and hospitalization ratios (SMRs, SHRs) are used to measure dialysis facility performance in the US, with adjustment for demographics and comorbid conditions derived from the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) Medical Evidence (ME) Report. Sensitivities are low for ME-based comorbidity, and levels of under-reporting may differ… CONTINUE READING