Promoting Excellence : ESRD Table of Contents : Recommendations to the Field

The ESRD Workgroup has endorsed these recommendations. Each subgroup prepared recommendations that were reviewed by the entire workgroup. In some cases, the recommendations were accepted as is. In most cases the workgroup revised the recommendations.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

The Promoting Excellence ESRD Workgroup asks CMS to:

National Institute of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Institute of Health and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases are asked to make the following adjustments to USRDS annual reports:

Nephrology Researchers

The nephrology research community is asked to:

Nephrology Educators

Nephrology educators are encouraged to:

Nephrology Certifying Boards

Nephrology certifying boards are encouraged to:

Dialysis Corporations

Corporations that own and operate dialysis units are called upon to:

Dialysis Units

The Promoting Excellence ESRD Workgroup recommends that Dialysis Units:

ESRD Networks

ESRD Networks can:

ESRD Patient Advocacy Organizations

Organizations providing patient education and advocacy organizations, such as the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), are asked to:

Nephrology Health Care Professionals

To enhance the quality of life, nephrologists and other members of the renal care team are asked to:

Public and Private Funders of Research

The Promoting Excellence ESRD Workgroup calls upon funders of research in nephrology to:

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