EVEREST

EVEREST: Explaining the Variation in Epidemiology of Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) outcomes through Expert opinion, Secondary data sources and Technology adoption

Having collected information on the organisation of healthcare systems and delivery of renal services, EVEREST quantified the influence of non-medical factors on RRT incidence independent of population need. Analyses also identified the characteristics of healthcare systems and renal services that are most strongly associated with higher rates of RRT, information that is relevant to policy makers in all countries, especially those in countries with developing economies.

Outcome and Translation

The systematic approach that has been adopted to establish the key medical and non-medical factors behind the worldwide variation in RRT will enable future research and policy to target these factors, refining their measurement and improving our understanding of how they act.

HERU reserchers involved in this research project: Bob Elliott

External collaborators: FJ Caskey (North Bristol NHS Trust, University of Bristol); AM MacLeod (School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen) and K Jager (European Renal Association, Amsterdam)

Publications

Caskey, F., Jager, K., Elliott, R. and MacLeod, A.M. for the EVEREST Study Group (2009) 'The EVEREST study: explaining variation in RRT through expert opinion secondary data sources and trend analysis', ERA-EDTA Registry Newsletter

Caskey, FJ., Stel, VS., Elliott, R., Jager, KJ., Covic, A., Cusumano, A., Geue, C., Kramer, A., Stengel, B. and MacLeod, AM. The EVEREST study: an international collaboration. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (NDT) Plus. October 2009.

Caskey, F., Jager, K., Elliott, R. and MacLeod, A.M. for the EVEREST Study Group (2009) 'The EVEREST study: explaining variation in RRT through expert opinion secondary data sources and trend analysis', NDT Educational.

Caskey, F.J., Stel, V.S., Elliott, R.F., Jager, K.J., Covic, A., Cusumano, A., Geue, C., Kramer, A., Stengel, B. and MacLeod, A.M. (2010) 'The Everest study: an international collaboration', Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 3(1), 28-36.

Kramer, A., Stel, V. S., Caskey, F. J., Stengel, B., Elliott, R. F., Covic, A., Geue, C., Cusumano, A., MacLeod, A. M. and Jager, K. J. (2012) 'Exploring the association between macroeconomic indicators and dialysis mortality', Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 7(10), 1655-1663.

van de Luijtgaarden, M.W., Jager, K.J., Stel, V.S., Kramer, A., Cusumano, A., Elliott, R.F., Geue, C., MacLeod, A.M., Stengel, B., Covic, A. and Caskey, F.J. (2013) 'Global differences in dialysis modality mix: the role of patient characteristics, macroeconomics and renal service indicators', Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 28(5), 1264-1275.

Presentations

Caskey, FJ., MacLeod, AM. (2008) ‘Health care organisation and RRT outcomes around the World’, The ERA-EDTA Registry Symposium, ERA-EDTA Annual Congress, Stockholm, May 2008.

Caskey, FJ., Jager, K., Elliott, R., Covic, A., Cusumano, A., Geue, C., Kramer, A., Stengel, B., Stel, V. and MacLeod, AM. (2008) ‘The EVEREST study: Explaining variation in RRT through expert opinion, secondary data sources and trend analysis’, Renal Week - American Society of Nephrology, Philadelphia, November 2008.

Caskey, F., Stel, VS., Jager, KF., Kamer, A., McLeod, A., Elliott, R. and Geue, C. (2009) ‘The EVEREST study: exploring the worldwide variation in RRT incidence’, World Congress of Nephrology, Milan. May 2009.