Process for initiating and maintaining continuous quality improvement in the ESRD setting

  • Gregory Hohner
  • Diane Fender
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 39)


For nearly two decades, organizations from all types of industries have attempted to implement an improvement process that could help them recognize a problem and formulate an effective and manageable solution. The healthcare movement towards quality improvement began formally when the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Hospitals. These early efforts increased the intensity of their requirements necessitating hospitals to develop quality indicators that could help ensure their ability to meet these requirements. They quickly discovered that by involving personnel at all levels of the organization, they could develop an effective and innovative approach to improvement, and cross-functional teams of employees including ancillary key individuals could make a detailed assessment of a situation, search for, and identify possible solutions.


Continuous Quality Improvement Exit Site Dialysis Center Exit Site Infection Manage Care Environment 
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  • Gregory Hohner
  • Diane Fender

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