NICE issues draft guidance on preventing and treating acute kidney injury

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 03 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3682
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

The NHS is being advised on steps to improve care for people with acute kidney injury, to reduce large numbers of avoidable deaths. New quality standards detailing priorities for prevention and treatment were issued for consultation by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on Friday 30 May.1

A recent study, published after NICE issued guidance in 2013, found that acute kidney injury could be associated with over 40 000 deaths in England each year—far …

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