Effectiveness of multidisciplinary care for chronic kidney disease in Taiwan: A 3-year prospective cohort study

Yue Ren Chen, Yu Yang, Shu Chuan Wang, Ping Fang Chiu, Wen Yu Chou, Ching Yuang Lin, Jer Ming Chang, Tzen Wen Chen, Shyang Hwa Ferng, Chun Liang Lin

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Abstract

Background. Previous studies have demonstrated that multidisciplinary pre-dialysis education and team care may slow the decline in renal function for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Our study compared clinical outcomes of CKD patients between multidisciplinary care (MDC) and usual care in Taiwan. Methods. In this 3-year prospective cohort study from 2008 to 2010, we recruited 1056 CKD subjects, aged 20-80 years, from five hospitals, who received either MDC or usual care, had an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-682
Number of pages12
JournalNephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Hospitalization
  • Mortality
  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Renal replacement therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation

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