Last Updated: 2015-12-14
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:
Children: 0-17 years old
Adults: 18 years and older
Code Values and Conditions:
- defined as the number of days between the first contact of Manitoba residents with a nephrologist (MD Bloc 016) and the dialysis start date as recorded in the Manitoba Renal Program (MRP) data.
For more details on how this methodology is applied, see:
- 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.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy,
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