Concept: Length of Time Between First Nephrologist Visit and Dialysis Start

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Concept Description

Last Updated: 2015-12-14

Introduction
    This concept describes the method used to determine the length of time between a patient's first Nephrologist visit and when their dialysis starts.
Technical Definition of Time Between First Nephrologist Visit and Dialysis Start

    The technical definition for determining the length of time between a patient's first Nephrologist visit and when their dialysis starts, as defined in Chartier et al. (2015) is as follows:

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  • Chartier M, Dart A, Tangri N, Komenda P, Walld R, Bogdanovic B, Burchill C, Koseva I, McGowan K-L, Rajotte L. Care of Manitobans Living with Chronic Kidney Disease. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2015. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] [Infographic/Related links] (View)