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By Gustavo Marques Brazilian phisycian
Jennifer Ennis, Daniel Gillen, Arthur Rubenstein, Elaine Worcester, Mark E Brecher, John Asplin, Fredric Coe
BACKGROUND: Guidelines exist for chronic kidney disease (CKD) but are not well implemented in clinical practice. We evaluated the impact of a guideline-based clinical decision support system (CDSS) on laboratory monitoring and achievement of laboratory targets in stage 3-4 CKD patients. METHODS: We performed a matched cohort study of 12,353 stage 3-4 CKD patients whose physicians opted to receive an automated guideline-based CDSS with CKD-related lab results, and 42,996 matched controls whose physicians did not receive the CDSS...
October 15, 2015: BMC Nephrology
Lipika Samal, Adam Wright, Sushrut S Waikar, Jeffrey A Linder
BACKGROUND: Primary care physicians (PCPs) typically manage early chronic kidney disease (CKD), but recent guidelines recommend nephrology co-management for some patients with stage 3 CKD and all patients with stage 4 CKD. We sought to compare quality of care for co-managed patients to solo managed patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional analysis. Patients included in the study were adults who visited a PCP during 2009 with laboratory evidence of CKD in the preceding two years, defined as two estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) between 15-59 mL/min/1...
October 12, 2015: BMC Nephrology
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