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−0.050.020.01
Rapidity that multidisciplinary care conferences are convened after hospital discharge of a patient returning to the dialysis facility−0.070.030.01
Perceived quality of continuing medical education programs−0.070.040.05
Willingness of patients to learn from staff and physicians about self-care−0.100.040.02
Patient discipline in following medical advice−0.080.040.05
  • Five factors jointly explained 31% of the variance in facility-level SMR.