Predialysis nephrology care and dialysis-related health outcomes among older adults initiating dialysis

@inproceedings{Fischer2016PredialysisNC,
  title={Predialysis nephrology care and dialysis-related health outcomes among older adults initiating dialysis},
  author={Michael M. J. Fischer and Kevin Stroupe and James S Kaufman and Ann M. O’Hare and Margaret M. Browning and Min-Woong Sohn and Zhiping Huo and Denise M. Hynes},
  booktitle={BMC nephrology},
  year={2016}
}
BackgroundPredialysis nephrology care is associated with lower mortality and rates of hospitalization following chronic dialysis initiation. Whether more frequent predialysis nephrology care is associated with other favorable outcomes for older adults is not known.MethodsRetrospective cohort study of patients ≥66 years who initiated chronic dialysis in 2000–2001 and were eligible for VA and/or Medicare-covered services. Nephrology visits in VA and/or Medicare during the 12-month predialysis… CONTINUE READING
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