Table 3.

Independent predictors of SMRs across cohort of 90 participating facilities

Factorβ CoefficientStandard ErrorP
Ability of dieticians to effectively address cultural issues in developing plan−
Rapidity that multidisciplinary care conferences are convened after hospital discharge of a patient returning to the dialysis facility−
Perceived quality of continuing medical education programs−
Willingness of patients to learn from staff and physicians about self-care−
Patient discipline in following medical advice−
  • Five factors jointly explained 31% of the variance in facility-level SMR.