Getting the urine to the lab: time to think outside of the specimen cup.


Journal Article

Rucker and colleagues examine the relationship between distance to a nephrologist and the likelihood of seeing a nephrologist. They demonstrate that increasing distance from a nephrologist has a 'protective effect' against seeing a nephrologist and is associated with a greater risk of hospitalization, a longer hospitalization, and a greater mortality risk. Implications of these associations as well as the mechanisms supporting them are explored.

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Cited Authors

  • Szczech, LA

Published Date

  • January 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 145 - 147

PubMed ID

  • 21191387

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21191387

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1523-1755

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0085-2538

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ki.2010.401


  • eng