Improving patient outcomes and increasing longevity in peritoneal dialysis programs can be achieved by decreasing episodes of infections, both peritonitis and exit site. Many dialysis centers across the U.S. have successfully implemented continuous quality improvement (CQI) tools and methods to help identify causes of infection and to integrate necessary changes into their centers to reduce the incidence of infection. CQI process implementation can help dialysis centers realize fewer episodes of infection, lower patient dropout rates, and lead to overall improvement in patient well- being.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Dialysis and Transplantation|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
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