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Managing chronic kidney disease in primary care: a quality improvement study

The aim of the study was to reduce inconsistencies of care in general practice in managing early chronic kidney disease (CKD) using a care bundle approach.

Author: N. Thomas and F. Loud

Journal: Renal Society of Australasia Journal  2012  8  (3)  152-157

Year: 2012

Areas under scrutiny are prevalence recording of CKD, proteinuria measurement, blood pressure control, cardiovascular risk recording and self-management opportunities for patients.

Early results have shown improvements in reliability using a Plan- Do-Study-Act methodology. The integration of a patient and service user advisory group into the project team has been invaluable.

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