Monitoring and management of chronic kidney disease in ambulatory care – analysis of clinical and claims data from a population-based study

Gesine Weckmann, Janine Wirkner, Elisa Kasbohm, Carolin Zimak, Annekathrin Haase, Jean-François Chenot, Carsten Oliver Schmidt & Sylvia Stracke
Abstract Background Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) is highly prevalent in the general population, little research has been conducted on CKD management in ambulatory care. Objective was to assess management and quality of care by evaluating CKD coding in ambulatory care, patient diagnosis awareness, frequency of monitoring and whether appropriate patients are referred to nephrology. Methods Clinical data from the population-based cohort Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP-START) were matched with claims data of the...
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