Distribution of kidney function laboratory values among patients screened in primary care using OLIS
Project ID: 2018-035/2019 0906 222 001
Type of Response: Research report
Knowledge User: Ontario Renal Network (ORN)
ICES Scientist: Amit Garg
Summary: This request seeks to determine the distribution of kidney function laboratory values among persons in Ontario who have been screened for or diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in the primary care setting. Current research shows that some patients with chronic kidney disease experience increased kidney function after having laboratory tests repeated by a nephrologist. The evidence gathered will be used by the knowledge user to inform criteria for optimal timing of referral to a nephrologist and to potentially revise current criteria for a nephrology referral.