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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Participating Dialysis Centers

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  • Experience with quality improvement. 4 with limited experience, 2 with moderate experience, and 1 with extensive experience
  • Size (13—216 chairs). 1 small, 2 mid-size, and 4 large centers
  • Geography. 3 in rural towns, 2 mid-sized rural towns, 1 in mid-sized urban town, 2 in mid-sized cities, and 1 large city (inner city)
  • Race/ethnicity of patients. 3 mostly white with some African Americans, 2 mixed, 1 mostly Latino, 1 mostly African-American and Hispanic
  • Ownership. 5 were owned by chains, 1 was independent, 1 was owned by a hospital

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