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Ankieta internetowa "Pozycja nefrologa w różnych krajach świata"

21 Września 2017

Comparing Realities Across the Global Nephrology Workforce

On behalf of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association–European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), thank you for your contributions to global kidney health. We request your participation in an important ASN – ERA-EDTA – ISN joint effort to determine what a nephrologist is in Poland and across the world. This includes how nephrologists in Poland are trained, and the scope of patient services they offer. Results of the Comparing Realities Across the Global Nephrology Workforce Survey will offer kidney health professionals a better understanding of our specialty and ensure future communications about the nephrology workforce are consistent across countries and regions.

IMPORTANT: Please read the following background information and Survey Instructions carefully before beginning the survey.

Research Background

Over the past 5 decades, nephrology has established itself as a vital subspecialty within internal medicine. Yet the roles and responsibility of nephrologists have changed as the discipline has evolved. The definition of a nephrologist and how they are trained also varies across the world, given each country’s differing health care systems, resources, and medical education programs. The specialty currently faces several regional challenges. In many high-income countries, a declining number of medical students and residents are choosing to specialize in nephrology, raising questions about the adequacy of the workforce to meet future patient demand. Low- and middle-income nations may lack the resources to provide nephrology specialty training despite an often strong demand for specialized kidney care.

Research Areas

Together, we want to accurately describe the kidney health workforce at the country- and region-specific level in terms of nephrologists' training, certification, and scope of practice; number of nephrologists per country; and the range of kidney care provided by other physicians and non-physicians.

Survey Instructions

The survey contains 33 questions addressing the research areas outlined above.

It should take approximately 30 minutes to complete the survey.This survey can be completed in more than one session. Your responses will be saved and you can edit them any time before the survey closes.You may not know the answer to all the survey questions. We encourage you to share the PDF version of the survey (available in English, French, and Spanish by clicking on the links) with relevant experts who can provide the required information.

You can complete this survey either

  • online - click here
  • using a PDF version of the survey (available in English, French, and Spanish by clicking on the links) and returning either via: EMAIL to ; FAX to +1 202.478.5078; or POST to American Society of Nephrology, Attention: ASN Data Science Officer Kurtis Pivert, 1510 H Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, USA. On behalf of our societies and kidney health professionals across the world, we hope you will contribute your insights to this important research. Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have questions about this survey or this collaboration between ASN, ERA-EDTA, and ISN, please contact ASN Data Science Officer Kurtis Pivert at +1 202.699.0238 or .


Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN
Past President, ASN Andrzej Więcek, MD, PhD
Past President, ERA-EDTA Adeera Levin, MD, FRCPC
Past President, ISN