Dialysis Facility Compare

QualityTool

Dialysis Facility Compare

Description

This Web site enables users to find and compare information about the services and quality of care provided at dialysis facilities in any State. It also provides a wide range of other information to help patients, their families, and providers learn more about chronic kidney disease and dialysis.

The Web site includes the following sections:

  • Find
    • How to use Dialysis Facility Compare
    • Patient tools
      • What to ask dialysis care providers
      • What to ask dialysis centers
      • Patient rights
  • Overview
    • Important information about Dialysis Facility Compare
    • How to use Dialysis Facility Compare (for patients and their families, health professionals)
    • Medicare coverage
  • Data details
    • Quality measures
      • Anemia
      • Hemodialysis adequacy
      • Patient survival
    • Data collection/data sources
    • Use of data by others
    • Download Dialysis Facility Compare database
    • Note to dialysis facilities about incorrect information
  • Resources
    • Dialysis facility publications
    • Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Dialysis Facility Compare
    • Related Web sites
    • Glossary
    • Concerns or complaints about quality of care
    • Patient checklists
    • Kidney disease dictionary
    • Patients’ rights and responsibilities

Developer:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Funding Sources:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2004
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: February 2008
Original Summary: October 2004
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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