Geographic variation and neighborhood factors are associated with low rates of pre-end-stage renal disease nephrology care.

@article{Hao2015GeographicVA,
  title={Geographic variation and neighborhood factors are associated with low rates of pre-end-stage renal disease nephrology care.},
  author={H. L. Hao and Brendan P Lovasik and Stephen Pastan and Howard H. Chang and Ritam Chowdhury and Rachel Elizabeth Patzer},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2015},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={
          614-21
        }
}
Geographic variation of pre-end-stage renal disease (pre-ESRD) nephrology care has not been studied across the United States. Here we sought to identify geographic differences in pre-ESRD care, assess for county-level geographic and sociodemographic risk factors, and correlate with patient outcomes using facility-level mortality. Patients from 5387 dialysis facilities across the United States from 2007 to 2010 were included from the Dialysis Facility Report. Marginal generalized estimating… CONTINUE READING
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