A virtual clinic to improve long-term outcomes in chronic kidney disease

Harnett, Patrick and Jones, Matthew and Almond, Michael and Ballasubramaniam, Gowrie and Kunnath, Vinni (2018) A virtual clinic to improve long-term outcomes in chronic kidney disease. Clinical Medicine, 18 (5). pp. 356-363. ISSN 1473-4893

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Abstract

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common. A small proportion of patients with CKD progress to require interventions, which may include dialysis. Monitoring patients with CKD is supported by national guidelines. Monitoring systems to plan management of CKD vary in form. A novel monitoring system, the virtual CKD clinic (VC) was introduced at our hospital. The VC is a non-face-to-face results review of patients with CKD. We found that the VC was an effective monitoring system. None of the patients from the VC required emergency dialysis, suggesting robust surveillance. Survival was similar to patients with CKD discharged to primary care.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Virtual clinic, chronic kidney disease, computer decision support system, dialysis crash lander, non face-to-face
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (for research post September 2011)
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 10:00
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 15:21
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/703668

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