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Use of arteriovenous fistulas-new hemodialysis patients (aged 18 years and over)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Clinical Performance Measures Project.
1.33 Percent of hemodialysis patients with arteriovenous fistula as primary mode of vascular access, United States, 2002 and 2003.
CMS, ESRD Clinical Performance Measures Project.
- Medicare incident adult in-center hemodialysis patients, aged 18 and over (defined as those patients initiating their most recent course of hemodialysis), or
- Prevalent adult (age 18 and over) hemodialysis patients in the sample for analysis.
For (1): The number of incident patients in the denominator who were dialyzed using an arteriovenous fistula during their last hemodialysis treatment.
For (2): The number of prevalent patients in the denominator who were dialyzed using an arteriovenous fistula during their last hemodialysis treatment during the study period.