Pre-Tertiary Hospital Care of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in India.

Pre-Tertiary Hospital Care of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in India.

Background & objectives: There is paucity of data available on how chronic kidney disease (CKD) is treated before referral to a tertiary hospital. This study was conducted to assess pre-tertiary hospital care of patients with CKD 5 at their presentation to nephrology services at a tertiary care hospital. Methods: Over a period of 8 months, consecutive patients with CKD 5 presenting at the Nephrology services at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, and their relatives were interviewed to assess the pre-tertiary hospital care and knowledge about CKD 5 and its treatment.

Pre-Tertiary Hospital Care of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in India.



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