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Impact of estimated GFR reporting on late referral rates and practice patterns for end-stage kidney disease patients: a multilevel logistic regression analysis using the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA).

Authors
  • Foote, Celine1
  • Clayton, Philip A2
  • Johnson, David W3
  • Jardine, Meg4
  • Snelling, Paul5
  • Cass, Alan6
  • 1 The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Australia)
  • 2 Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA), Adelaide, Australia; Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 3 Department of Nephrology, University of Queensland at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 4 The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Department of Nephrology, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 5 Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 6 The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
Volume
64
Issue
3
Pages
359–366
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.02.023
PMID: 24787762
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

eGFR reporting was associated with small reductions in late referral, but more than 1 in 5 patients are still referred late. Other initiatives to increase timely referral warrant investigation.

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