New study examines predictors of patient-reported experiences at dialysis facilities

New study examines predictors of patient-reported experiences at dialysis facilities

New study examines predictors of patient-reported experiences at dialysis facilitiesFor patients with end-stage renal disease, dialysis treatments are vital and often are payed for by Medicare. In 2012, Medicare implemented a Quality Incentive Program scoring system, and in 2016, patient-reported experiences became a clinical measure in this scoring system so dialysis facilities are now evaluated and reimbursed based on surveys of patient experiences with the care that they received. In a recently published study in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine examined associations between dialysis facility performance with patient experience measures and patient, facility and geographic characteristics.

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