Author's response to reviews Title: The QICKd study protocol: a cluster randomised trial to compare quality improvement interventions to lower systolic BP in chronic kidney disease (CKD) in primary care [ISRCTN56023731] Authors:


Background. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a relatively newly recognised but common long-term condition affecting 5-10% of the population. Effective management of CKD, with emphasis on strict blood pressure (BP) control, reduces cardiovascular risk and slows the progression of CKD. There is currently an unprecedented rise in referral to specialist renal… (More)