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The cost of implementing UK guidelines for the management of chronic kidney disease

Klebe, Bernhard, Irving, Jean, Stevens, Paul E., O'Donoghue, Donal J., de Lusignan, Simon, Cooley, Roger, Hobbs, Helen, Lamb, Edmund J., John, Ian, Middleton, Rachel, and others. (2007) The cost of implementing UK guidelines for the management of chronic kidney disease. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 22 (9). pp. 2504-2512. ISSN 0931-0509. (doi:10.1093/ndt/gfm248) (KAR id:2844)

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Background. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health problem. In the UK, guidelines have been developed to facilitate case identification and management. Our aim was to estimate the annualized cost of implementation of the guidelines on newly identified CKD cases.

Conclusions. CKD guideline implementation results in significant increases in nephrology referral and additional investigation. These costs could be recouped by delaying dialysis requirement by 1 year in one individual per 10 000 patients managed according to guidelines

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/ndt/gfm248
Uncontrolled keywords: cardiovascular risk; chronic kidney disease; cost analysis; glomerular filtration rate; guidelines; referral
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Maureen Cook
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2008 10:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:15 UTC
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