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Comparison and interpretation of urinalysis performed by a nephrologist versus a hospital-based clinical laboratory.
Tsai JJ, Yeun JY, Kumar VA, Don BR. Am J Kidney Dis. 2005;46:820-829.
This study demonstrated that laboratory-performed urinalyses were often inaccurate in comparison to those interpreted by nephrologists. The authors advocate for either greater training of this expertise among physicians or improved training among laboratory technicians to reduce the potential for diagnostic errors.
Journal Article > Commentary
Oh SS, Sinclair-Pingel J, Feldott CC, Hargrove FR. Hosp Pharm. 2007;42:255–257.
The authors discuss the development of computerized ordering screens for renal replacement therapy.
Renal Physicians Association.
This Web site provides toolkits, educational modules, and an annotated bibliography to support quality improvement efforts for nephrology providers, and identifies best practice strategies for avoiding the Five Adverse Patient Safety Events in renal care.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Journal Article > Review
Wong LP. Semin Dial. 2019;32:266-273.
Patients with end-stage renal disease are vulnerable to adverse events in dialysis. This commentary outlines a team-based approach to improving safety in dialysis care. The authors highlight the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork, accountability, and coleadership to develop high-functioning teams for safe dialysis.