Prediction models for the mortality risk in chronic dialysis patients: a systematic review and independent external validation study.
- Chava L Ramspek,
- Pauline Wm Voskamp,
- Frans J van Ittersum,
- Raymond T Krediet,
- Friedo W Dekker,
- Merel van Diepen
Clin Epidemiol 2017 5;9:451-464. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden.
Objective: In medicine, many more prediction models have been developed than are implemented or used in clinical practice. These models cannot be recommended for clinical use before external validity is established. Though various models to predict mortality in dialysis patients have been published, very few have been validated and none are used in routine clinical practice. Read More