Studies of prognostic factors in end-stage renal disease: an epidemiological and statistical critique.


We reviewed prognostic studies for patients treated with renal replacement therapy by using an electronic database and bibliographic review for 1990 to 1998. Using the inclusion criteria of English language, adult patients, primary article, minimum 50 patients, primary focus on prognostic factors, and mortality outcome, 104 articles were identified. The 104… (More)