Through a collaborative initiative between the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), The Measuring Quality in Kidney Transplantation workshop was held in November 2019. Over 80 participants from various stakeholder groups (Appendix 1) were brought together to: (i) develop a pan-Canadian consensus on quality indicators for kidney transplantation and living kidney donation in Canada, and (ii) eventually contribute to quality standards for both these areas. The scope of this process was defined by the patient’s clinical journey (e.g. from wait-listing to long-term post-transplant follow-up care).
Consensus was achieved on 38 quality indicators for kidney transplant recipients and 16 quality indicators for living kidney donation. These quality indicators will form the basis for a new measurement system at national and local level.
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