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|Title:||Which factors are associated with higher rates of chronic kidney disease recording in primary care? A cross-sectional survey of GP practices.|
|Citation:||BR J GEN PRACT, 2011, 61 (584), pp. 203-205|
|Abstract:||The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) at stage 3-5 is estimated at 8.5% in the UK, but the recorded rate of CKD from Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) registers in 2007-2008 was 2.9%. This study aimed to identify practice or patient characteristics associated with recorded rates of CKD. Demographic and QOF data for 230 general practices were combined into a database for cross-sectional analysis. Regression analyses investigated factors associated with CKD recording; deprivation, location in Leicester city or Northamptonshire, and low recording of hypertension and stroke were associated with low CKD recording.|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, Dept. of Health Sciences|
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