NKF KDOQI clinical practice guidelines

NKF KDOQI clinical practice guidelines

World renowned for improving the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, these guidelines have changed the practices of healthcare professionals and improved thousands of lives.

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KDOQI Vascular Access Guidelines and Implementation Tools

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Quality Measure Work

Quality measures, when adopted by payers and health systems, are another powerful tool to promote evidence-based care. In 2022, KDOQI began a new Quality Measurement initiative.

Guideline Development Process

KDOQI strives to make clinical practice guideline development as transparent and efficient as possible. It generally takes 18-24 months from development of a scope of work to submission of the manuscript to AJKD.

American Journal of Kidney Disease

All KDOQI Guidelines and Commentaries are published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD), NKF's premier journal.
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This group provides overall direction and ongoing guidance to the KDOQI initiative. They interact closely with project work groups and work group chairs, preside over KDOQI meetings, and serve as KDOQI spokespeople.
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NKF KDOQI App Now Available!

Download now to access guidelines and commentaries at your fingertips.