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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.
Authors: Walker, N
Bankart, J
Brunskill, N
Baker, R
First Published: Mar-2011
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.
DOI Link: 10.3399/bjgp11X561212
eISSN: 1478-5242
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Health Sciences

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