Designing a National Haemodialysis Registry Model for Iran
Dr. Farkhondeh Asadi,
Associate Professor, Department of Health Information Technology and
Management, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Introduction: The global prevalence of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) requiring therapeutic dialysis is on the rise. Haemodialysis is the main therapeutic dialysis method. Evaluating its effectiveness and planning to promote the quality of care and epidemiological research necessitate the development of registries as the main management tool.
Aim: To design a national haemodialysis registry model for Iran.
Materials and Methods: This was an applied descriptive study. Based on a review of articles and information sources, and a comparative study of national hemodialysis registries in developed countries, a national haemodialysis registry model was designed for Iran. After confirming the reliability and validity of the questionnaire, the designed model was given to nephrologists in a two-stage Delphi technique, and their comments were applied to the final model.
Results: The presented national haemodialysis registry model main components consist of: goals, structure, data sources, minimum dataset, standards, and processes, all of which received 100% expert consensus.
Conclusion: This registry is a powerful database for the progress of treatment, understanding changes in the treatment and outcomes, examining the factors affecting prognosis and quality of life.