Measuring quality of dying in end-stage renal disease.

@article{Cohen2004MeasuringQO,
  title={Measuring quality of dying in end-stage renal disease.},
  author={Lewis M. Cohen and Michael J. Germain},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          376-9
        }
}
Palliative medicine operates under the presumption that it is possible to improve the quality of a patient's death. Nephrology has justifiably taken pride in its reliance on internal benchmarking and the use of quality targets to shape clinical practice innovations, and this article discusses the efforts that are being made to measure end-of-life care of dialysis patients. A tool called the Dialysis Quality of Dying Apgar is described that examines five domains (pain, nonpain symptoms, advance… CONTINUE READING
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