This study uses NHANES data to compare estimated glomerular filtration rate from serum creatinine (eGFRcr) values calculated with vs without race as a variable, and to estimate the number of patients for whom nephrologist referrals and drug and renal replacement recommendations would change as a result according to KDIGO guidelines and Medicare benefit policies.
JAMA – American Medical Association
Published: Jan 12, 2021
Keywords: renal function,racial group,kidney,creatinine tests, serum,glomerular filtration rate, estimated,nephrologists,national health and nutrition examination survey,medicare,patient referral,guidelines
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