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The comprehensive report generated by the deliberations of the Institute of Medicine's Committee for the Study of the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease Program. Their survey covered patients (demographics, ethics), care providers, access issues and problems, reimbursement policy and effects (including quality issues), data systems, and needs for research. Opens with a 21-page summary of issues, current status of all aspects, and recommendations. Ten appendixes provide a glossary, a list of acronyms and initialisms, a list of commissioned papers and contractor reports, a detailed paper on methods for survival analysis, and lists of participants in hearings and workshops. Indexed.
Kidney Failure and the Federal Government. Ann Intern Med. ;117:544. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-6-544_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(6):544.
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