Most chronic kidney patients can be treated in primary careBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2006 (Published 09 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2006
- Colin Wright
The focus of renal medicine needs to shift from treatment centred on dialysis and transplantation in secondary care towards more generalised intervention in primary care, a conference in Edinburgh has heard.
Speaking at a meeting on renal medicine organised by the Royal College of Physicians of Scotland, John Harty, a consultant physician at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, County Down, said that changes in GPs’ contracts in the United Kingdom meant that more patients with stage 4 kidney disease (severe decrease in glomerular filtration rate) were being identified. But he cautioned against assuming that this was …