The dialysis medical director's role in quality and safety

Semin Dial. May-Jun 2007;20(3):261-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-139X.2007.00286.x.


The medical director of dialysis is responsible for leadership in a dialysis facility's quality improvement activities and patient safety initiatives. The Director should have knowledge of, and an ability to utilize, Continuous Quality Improvement techniques, evidence-based guidelines, standardized mortality, hospitalization and transplantation data and other modalities to improve systems of care.

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities / standards
  • Hemodialysis Units, Hospital / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Hemodialysis Units, Hospital / standards
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Medication Errors / prevention & control
  • Physician Executives*
  • Physician's Role*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care*
  • Renal Dialysis*
  • Safety Management*
  • United States