DaVita program advocates self-management of CKD.Nephrol News Issues. 2009 Dec; 23(13):28-9.NN
The pilot study demonstrated facility-based, multidisciplinary team-based education adds significant value to educational practice. We continue to partner with nephrologists and other health care providers to encourage structured education programs, reach more patients to slow the progression of CKD, and manage public policy issues related to reimbursement so patients can receive necessary education. In a time when CKD education is being considered by public policymakers, it is important to demonstrate that there is value in not limiting CKD education to a specific population, and in providing that education through dialysis centers that already have the infrastructure in place to mount an effective, large-scale, standardized program.