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Comparative effectiveness studies to improve clinical outcomes in end stage renal disease: the DEcIDE patient outcomes in end stage renal disease study

L Ebony Boulware124*, Navdeep Tangri3, Patti L Ephraim14, Julia J Scialla5, Stephen M Sozio16, Deidra C Crews16, Tariq Shafi16, Dana C Miskulin7, Jiannong Liu8, Wendy St Peter89, Bernard G Jaar11046, Albert W Wu112, Neil R Powe12, Sankar D Navaneethan13, Karen Bandeen-Roche14 and DEcIDE ESRD Patient Outcomes in Renal Disease Study Investigators

Author Affiliations

1 Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 2024 E. Monument Street, Suite 2-600, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA

2 Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

3 Division of Nephrology, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada

4 Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

5 Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

6 Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

7 Division of Nephrology, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02111, USA

8 Chronic Disease Research Group, 914 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN, USA

9 University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, 308 Harvard St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA

10 Nephrology Center of Maryland, 5601 Loch Raven Boulevard, Baltimore, MD, 21239, USA

11 Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

12 San Francisco General Hospital and University of California, San Francisco, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94110, USA

13 Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA

14 Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

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BMC Nephrology 2012, 13:167  doi:10.1186/1471-2369-13-167

Published: 6 December 2012

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