Referral patterns to renal services: what has changed in the past 4 years?

@article{Hobbs2009ReferralPT,
  title={Referral patterns to renal services: what has changed in the past 4 years?},
  author={Helen F. Hobbs and Paul Raymond Stevens and Berhard Klebe and Jean Irving and Roger T. Cooley and Darrell O'donoghue and Stephen Green and Christopher Farmer},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={
          3411-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been prompted by the publication of several large epidemiological studies since 2002. This has led to various initiatives for the early identification and management of CKD, including the introduction of automated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) reporting and renal indicators in the primary care quality and outcomes framework (QOF) since April 2006. These initiatives were intended to promote identification of CKD and have had an impact… CONTINUE READING

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