UC San Diego Health Expands Kidney Care Value Utilization Study

UC San Diego Health continues to expand the Value Utilization Survey (VUES) project which used a bill of rights approach to assess kidney health and services use in patients with diabetes cancer and other conditions. The project has been ongoing since early 2018.

The new seven-year study will use the 2017 Global Quality of Life Index Survey (GQI-5) which ranked 150 health care systems across the world. The 2011 to 2017 VUE Survey was discontinued in 2014 due to cost efficiency and implementation challenges but its data was collected by participating health systems. The new 2018 survey will capture data on nine focus areas-kidney health cancer kidney care high blood pressure hypertension and diabetic neuropathy and will be conducted in collaboration with the United Nations.

Each year the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) project seeks to get closer to measuring and improving the health outcomes for people with diabetes cervical pre-cancer kidney disease and mental health conditions. It is funding 25 expanded study regions across 32 countries.

The goal of the new projects is to conduct the VUE Survey skills assessments and develop new datasets that will enable more research to be done in the wider Community Health Research Infrastructure Network (CHRMNI) using children who may need kidney control operations such as infants children with chronic kidney disease and common forms of diabetes and heart failure. The study is also focused on the type of care the participants would naturally most likely require in order to get the care they need in their home. The survey is designed to identify at-risk sites for kidney diseases that often present in the elderly and highly pre-diabetic populations in the most deprived regions of the world.

Participants will be invited to fill out a questionnaire and complete a clinical assessment assessment. They will then submit another set of data through an online questionnaire. Data will be compared to health care systems located in each of the regions. The 3-month 18-week duration of the study will involve 70 participants.

Strategies to manage the health of people with diabetes or kidney diseases are currently available but do not address needs for the demographic profile of the KIDS cohort.

The new study will use a new more effective database preparation process than previous software-based data analysis platforms and also will compare responses of 3-month 18-week DUID lung cancer and mental health conditions including individuals living and working in institutions to form the cancer subgroups.

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