Continuous quality improvement in dialysis units: basic tools

Adv Ren Replace Ther. 2001 Apr;8(2):95-103. doi: 10.1053/jarr.2001.23986.


Physicians and allied health professionals are expected to understand and participate in the assessment and improvement of the quality of care delivered to patients in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) treatment centers. Participating in the quality improvement process will bring clinicians into contact with special knowledge and skills drawn from the areas of statistical process control and industrial engineering. Some of the more frequently encountered of these concepts and tools are described.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Renal Dialysis / standards*
  • Total Quality Management*