For over two years, Midwest Kidney Network has worked on a project to increase the number of patients on the kidney transplant waitlist. By working with kidney patients and kidney care providers, we have identified educational needs and and ways to improve patient-provider communication.
The Knowledge Assessment of Renal Transplant (KART) tool was developed by subject matter experts to measure patient understanding of the risks and benefits of kidney transplant. We adapted this tool for use in our project. Staff and patients found the tool valuable and were surprised at what they did and did not know.