Results of This Project
When Kidneys Fail: Helping Patients Choose the Treatment Best for Them
A narrative on how Michigan researchers plan to educate patients suffering from kidney failure on the best renal dialysis option.
Francesca Tentori, MD, MS; Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
Dr. Tentori discusses her project to develop a decision-aid tool for patients with kidney disease deciding which treatment type to choose.
Peer review of PCORI-funded research helps make sure the report presents complete, balanced, and useful information about the research. It also confirms that the research has followed PCORI’s Methodology Standards. During peer review, experts who were not members of the research team read a draft report of the research. These experts may include a scientist focused on the research topic, a specialist in research methods, a patient or caregiver, and a healthcare professional. Reviewers do not have conflicts of interest with the study.
The peer reviewers point out where the draft report may need revision. For example, they may suggest ways to improve how the research team analyzed its results or reported its conclusions. Learn more about PCORI’s peer-review process here.
In response to peer review, the PI made changes including
- Revising the methods sections for Aims 2 and 3 to better address the PCORI Methodology Standards
- Revising the discussion of Aim 3 results to better illustrate how the decision aid created in the study might be different from other decision aids in helping dialysis patients make treatment choices
- Removing redundant information in the background section of the report
- Adding suggested tables and figures to improve the readability of the report
Conflict of Interest Disclosures
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^Francesca Tentori, MD, MS, was the original PI on this project.