Welcome to the non-profit Medical Education Institute's Home Dialysis Central blogspot! This page is an umbrella under which Home Dialysis Central staff and guests can share their perspectives about home therapies and what we need to do to raise their profile and enable more people to use them. We'd like your comments as well! Bookmark our site and like us on Facebook! Help us tell the world about home dialysis.
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The KDQOL-36: A Team Tool for Plan of Care & Facility-Level Quality Improvement (QAPI)
I posed that question to the Council of Nephrology Social Workers' listserv. A social work colleague gave me permission to share her comments.
Published on 05/15/2014 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Are Partners Really Necessary for ALL U.S. Home Hemodialysis Consumers?
Anecdotally, we at MEI hear that as many as 40% of people who train for short daily hemodialysis (HD) at some clinics drop off of the therapy within a year.
Published on 05/09/2014 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
We Need National GOALS for Home Dialysis!
You know what we don't have in the US? Goals for the numbers of folks on dialysis who do home treatments.
Published on 10/03/2013 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
How Much Evidence Will it Take to Change CMS Dialysis Policy?
With all of the talk about deep CMS cuts to dialysis reimbursement, some may be thinking, "Patients should be grateful for getting three treatments a week." I can't bring my head around to that point of view, though.
Published on 08/22/2013 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute