by The American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
Kidney News is your source for information in the kidney world. From workforce trends to scientific advances, the monthly newsmagazine covers news of widespread interest to the kidney community. Look here for how changes in research funding, clinical practice, and the politics of health care will affect your work. Our goal is to pinpoint emerging trends in industry, medicine, and training that will impact practitioners in all avenues of kidney health and disease and to provide more commentary and speculation than a scientific journal can allow.
Star Ratings for Dialysis Facility
Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) has taken the lead in seeking improvements to the Dialysis Facility Compare star rating system. Under the current methodology, all dialysis clinics across the U.S. are ranked against one another, with stars assigned by dividing the facilities into five tiers. Under this system, the bottom 10 percent are given one star, and those in the next twenty percent (11th percentile to 30th percentile) given two stars.
Information from Nephrologynews.com
Nephrology News & Issues, part of Grand View Media Group in Birmingham, Ala., published its first issue in 1987 with the aim of informing readers of the latest developments in nephrology while providing a forum for the exchange of ideas among the professional disciplines responsible for delivering care to the end-stage renal disease patient.