Forum of the End-Stage Renal Disease Networks' role in implementing the National Kidney Foundation-Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Journal - Advances in renal replacement therapy (UNITED STATES )
The development and release of the National Kidney Foundation-Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-DOQI) Clinical Practice Guidelines marks an important step in the on-going process of improving the renal dialysis patient's outcomes. The Forum of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks' role in this process should be considered within the context of its mission and the ESRD Networks' Congressional mandate. In addition, facilitating the implementation of the NKF-DOQI Guidelines is one component of the Forum's current quality-related agenda. Environmental trends and current research indicate a variety of factors critical to the successful implementation of the NKF-DOQI Guidelines. The Forum's plan encompasses each of the following key elements: defining and evaluating the Guidelines and clinical performance measures (CPMs); prioritizing and locally disseminating NKF-DOQI Guidelines; converting NKF-DOQI Guidelines into CPMs; expanding the information infrastructure; and conducting quality activities and engaging local physicians. Keeping in mind the broader national agenda for quality improvement in the renal community, including continuing medical education programs focused on quality measurement and improvement tools and techniques, developing decision support tools and increasing on-line access to evidence-based reports and literature is important as well. Carrying out the Forum's plan for implementing the NKF-DOQI Guidelines, in collaboration with national nephrology professional and patient organizations, will facilitate Guideline adoption and use across the renal community.
|ISSN : ||1073-4449|
|Mesh Heading : ||Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.) Humans Kidney Failure, Chronic Medicare Nephrology Renal Replacement Therapy Research United States legislation & jurisprudence trends|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||Foundations Practice Guidelines as Topic Quality Assurance, Health Care therapy methods standards|