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Automatic reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate in Australia turns 13: re-examining the impact

Marie Ludlow, Shilpa Jesudason and David W Johnson
Med J Aust 2018; 209 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja18.00544
Published online: 17 September 2018

eGFR automated reporting has been associated with improved early detection and management of chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 1.7 million Australian adults, of whom less than 10% are aware they have this condition.1 CKD is associated with comorbidity, reduced quality and quantity of life and vast financial cost. Yet, the trajectory of CKD can be controlled by early detection in at-risk individuals and through the implementation of best-practice management — steps typically undertaken in primary care.2

  • Marie Ludlow1
  • Shilpa Jesudason1,2
  • David W Johnson3,4

  • 1 Kidney Health Australia, Adelaide, SA
  • 2 Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA
  • 3 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
  • 4 Centre for Health Services Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD

Correspondence: marie.ludlow@kidney.org.au

Acknowledgements: 

We acknowledge the late Timothy Mathew (1937–2018), who was instrumental in his role as Medical Director of Kidney Health Australia from 2002 to 2015. We also acknowledge the work of the Consensus Groups, and past and current members of the Primary Care Education Advisory Committee for Kidney Health Australia.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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