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.

Current Projects

KDOQI is currently working on several projects, from creating new guidelines to updating existing guidelines.

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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.


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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KDOQI 20th Anniversary

Discover the history of the first broadly accepted clinical practice guidelines in nephrology, now known as KDOQI—Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative.

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