MARTIN G. ROSENBLATT, M.D.
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To the editor: Recently in these columns Dr. Belding Scribner has called for a national registry on hemodialysis patients. The Goleta, California, conference of nephrologists in 1971 made a similar plea, and in 1973 a National Kidney Foundation position paper recommended such a registry. This latter paper went so far as to propose forcibly extracting the information by making recertification of, and reimbursement to, dialysis units contingent on receipt of the information. Recently I reviewed in some detail the form for recording this information that is currently used in some dialysis units in California. I was appalled at the detail
ROSENBLATT MG. Clinical Registries and Confidentiality. Ann Intern Med. ;80:420. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-3-420
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(3):420.
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