Guidelines and Commentaries

The National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF KDOQI)™ has provided evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for all stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and related complications since 1997. Our guidelines are categorized below into CKD care or dialysis care. KDOQI also convenes a small work group of U.S. based experts to review relevant international guidelines and write commentary to help the U.S. audience better understand applicability in their local clinical environment.

KDOQI Guidelines for CKD Care:


Bone Metabolism

Chronic Kidney Disease, Classification





KDOQI Guidelines for Dialysis Care:

Cardiovascular Disease

Hemodialysis Adequacy (update coming fall 2015)

Peritoneal Dialysis Adequacy

Vascular Access

KDOQI Commentaries

Controversies in Care Papers