Letters Automated alerts for acute kidney injury

Acute kidney injury alerts should be used to draw clinicians’ attention to severe illness

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2070 (Published 21 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2070
  1. Colin H Jones, consultant physician1
  1. 1York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, York YO31 8HE, UK
  1. colin.h.jones@york.nhs.uk

Sawhney makes the important point that the number of acute kidney injury alerts will be determined by how the baseline is defined and the level of change needed to exceed a somewhat arbitrary cut-off point.1 He highlights the difficulty of defining the baseline and …

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