Doctors criticised over chronic kidney disease

Primary care doctors are not always fully aware of the guidelines for screening and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD), says an article in the MJA.

Studies show up to half of people with CKD remain undiagnosed by their primary care doctors despite the introduction of automated reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR), write a trainee nephrologist and Professor David Harris of the University of Sydney.

One Australian study, AusHEART, shows less than one fifth of patients with abnormal kidney function are correctly identified as having CKD, they