Research Article

Computer prediction of the need for dialysis and transplantation using calculated creatinine clearance.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983; 286 doi: (Published 23 April 1983) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983;286:1328
  1. F W Ballardie,
  2. S Gartside,
  3. 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.