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Kidney Disease Hospitalization and Mortality Rates Continue to Decline in the US
Press release from the University of Michigan Health System.

Editor's note: At least they're not getting worse. These goals — not dead and not in the hospital — are the foundation of the sick-patient model of care that has failed US dialysis patients for decades.

Unfortunately, abysmal employment and rehabilitation rates are strong evidence that US nephrology is still ignoring and denying the harm it is doing to patients' hearts and minds. Without a well-patient model of care as a foundation, US dialysis care and technology will remain largely stagnant and self-defeating.

More Physicians Willing to Hide Mistakes, Survey Reveals
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Medical News.

Editor's note: And the same applies for medical societies, I assume.
Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Free, full-text, Issue-in-Progress editorial and related abstract from American Journal of Nephrology.
Simple Walking Program Provides Physical and Mental Benefits to Dialysis Patients
Press release and JASN Express abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.

Editor's note: Perhaps exercise equipment should be built into dialysis center stations (with lower blood flow rates during exercise?).
Survey of Canadian Kidney Transplant Specialists on the Management of Morbid Obesity and the Transplant Waiting List
Free, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of kidney Health and Disease.
Association between Daily Hemodialysis, Access to Renal Transplantation and Patients' Survival in France
Accepted Article abstract from Nephrology.
Mortality, Hospitalization, and Quality of Life among Patients with Hepatitis C Infection on Hemodialysis
CJASN Express abstract.
PDI in Press Abstracts:
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Hallucinogenic Drug Psilocybin Eases Existential Anxiety in People with Life-Threatening Cancer
Some GOP Voters Skittish On Full Obamacare Repeal, Poll Finds
Article from Kaiser Health News. Related article from The Hill.
Liberal MDs Are Furious after Top Doctors Group Backed Trump's Pick for Health Secretary
Article from STAT. Related article from Medical Economics.
Post by Incoming CMS Chief On Indiana's Groundbreaking Medicaid Waiver
Posting by Seema Verma from the Health Affairs Blog.
CMS Issues FAQs on Emergency Preparedness Rule
News brief from AHANews.
Health Law’s Test Kitchen For Payment Reforms Could Offer Tool For GOP Ideas
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Big Changes (MACRA) Coming to How Medicare Pays Clinicians
Article from Hospitals & Health Networks.

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