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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Effectiveness of Care: End Stage Renal Disease

Percent of dialysis patients registered on waiting list for transplantation.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 4-5.

Tables

1.27a Percent of dialysis patients registered on waiting list for transplantation, United States, 1998 and 2001.

1.27b Percent of dialysis patients registered on waiting list for transplantation, by State, 1998 and 2001.

Data Source

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, U.S. Renal Data System.

Denominator

All incident end stage renal disease (ESRD) Medicare patients in the given year who were under age 70 and had a known State of residence in the 50 States or DC. Patients who received a transplant at any time from a live donor were excluded from the measure.

Numerator

Subset of denominator population registered on the kidney transplant waiting list on December 31 of measure year or received a deceased-donor kidney within 1 year of their ESRD initiation date.

Comments

The measure was calculated as the percent (by Kaplan-Meier methodology) who were either wait-listed or received a deceased-donor kidney within 1 year of their ESRD initiation date.

 

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