Las unidades de hemodiálisis en México: Una evaluación de sus características, procesos y resultados

Translated title of the contribution: An evaluation of the characteristics, processes and outcomes of hemodialysis units in Mexico

Laura Leticia Tirado-Gómez, Juan Luis Durán-Arenas, Mario Enrique Rojas-Russell, Aída Venado-Estrada, Reyna Lizzete Pacheco-Domínguez, Malaquías López-Cervantes

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the characteristics, processes, outcomes and structure of a sample of hemodialysis units (HU) in Mexico. Material and Methods: Cross-sectional study in 83 public and private HU from the 32 states in Mexico. The HU were stratified, according to a score, in five categories: very good, good, regular, poor and very poor. Results. 48% of the HU were classified as poor and very poor, and they granted medical attention to 58% of the patients. The average number of sessions per patient in the last six months assessed was 1.2 per week. 46.5% of the sessions with determination of Kt/V reported values inferior to the recommended value (Kt/V≥1.2). 75% of the units scored less than 70% in infrastructure. Conclusions. Half of the HU did not fulfill the process and result criteria defined by the Consejo de Salubridad de la Secretaría de Salud.

Translated title of the contributionAn evaluation of the characteristics, processes and outcomes of hemodialysis units in Mexico
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)S491-S498
JournalSalud Publica de Mexico
Volume53
Issue numberSUPPL. 4
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hemodialysis
  • Infrastructure
  • Mexico
  • Outcome and process assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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