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Table 11 Recommendations for future guidelines on CKD

From: Diagnosis and management of non-dialysis chronic kidney disease in ambulatory care: a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines

1 Recommendations should specify how to consider age, multimorbidity, risk of progression, life expectancy, health goals and quality of life.
2 Recommendations on referral should distinguish between interdisciplinary or co-treatment and one-time consultations for specific problems or to rule out specific kidney diseases.
3 Guidelines should be comprehensive and include management recommendations for common CKD-related problems usually solved in primary care.
4 All relevant options including the option of abstaining from diagnosis or therapy should be incorporated in the guideline.
5 Increase involvement of stakeholders and target users, particularly non-nephrologists in the development process.
6 Implications for cost and resources in the healthcare system should be considered when formulating recommendations.
7 Facilitators and barriers to implementation and adoption of the guideline in clinical practice should be identified and analyzed and the results should be incorporated during the guideline development process.
8 A procedure and timeframe for updating the guideline should be specified.
  1. CKD chronic kidney disease