Computer prediction of the need for dialysis and transplantation using calculated creatinine clearance.Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983; 286 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.286.6374.1328 (Published 23 April 1983) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983;286:1328
- F W Ballardie,
- S Gartside,
- N P Mallick
A computerised system capable of prospective assessment of the course of chronic renal failure has been devised. Rapid analysis is possible of the progress of a large cohort of patients and therefore of the prospective load on renal unit facilities. Calculated creatinine clearance values provide a more accurate and earlier prediction of end stage failure than the reciprocals of serum creatinine values.