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CMS-5527-P: Comments Submitted on the ESRD Treatment Choices (ETC) Model—Hemodialysis
Six additions to the ETC model would first, materially increase the probability of shifting hemodialysis away from the present institutional in-center model to the lower cost home model
Published on 2019-09-19 18:43:34 by Melville Hodge
Physician Bedside Manners and Ableism
Knowing what a patient wants and expects is the basis for all respectful doctor-patient relationships
Published on 2019-09-12 14:42:50 by Henning Sondergaard, Psychologist, Danish Kidney Association
Medical Education Institute’s Preliminary Comments on the ESRD Treatment Choices Model (CMS-5527-P)
At MEI, we believe there are five essential ways to rapidly increase the uptake and successful adoption of PD and home HD:
Published on 2019-09-06 21:11:36 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
High Fistula Blood Flow Rates and Microbubble Formation
Micro-bubbles are just what they sound like: small, almost microscopic air bubbles that can—and do—form at several key sites within the extracorporeal circulation of a dialysis system.
Published on 2019-08-29 19:02:32 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
How to Train Home HD Patients for Long-term Success
From my own long-term observation of patients and training approaches that did and did not succeed, here are several elements that seem to make a difference.
Published on 2019-08-20 14:34:47 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute