Term: Nephrologist Visits

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2015-12-14

Definition:

This is an indicator of the number of visits to a nephrologist (kidney specialist). A nephrologist is identified by a value of "016" in the MDBLOC variable of the Medical Services (Physician Claims) data. Pediatric nephrologists are identified using physician billing numbers.

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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)