CKD risk factors reported by primary care physicians: do guidelines make a difference?

@article{Lea2006CKDRF,
  title={CKD risk factors reported by primary care physicians: do guidelines make a difference?},
  author={Janice P. Lea and William Marvin McClellan and Charlene Melcher and Elisa H Gladstone and Tom Hostetter},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={72-7}
}
BACKGROUND End-stage renal disease is epidemic within the United States among certain high-risk groups. The National Kidney Disease Education Program examined the awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk factors among primary care physicians who treat high-risk populations, such as African Americans, persons with diabetes, persons with hypertension, and family members of dialysis patients. METHODS We conducted a survey of 465 primary care physicians in 4 communities with high-risk… CONTINUE READING