Table 1.

Physician Practice Patterns Related to the Key Points of the K/DOQI Guidelines29,30

GuidelineQualitative Interview (n = 10)Quantitative Exit Survey (n = 10)
Use of GFR to diagnose CKD1N/A
Check for microalbuminN/A9
Control BP to <130/801010
Use ACE/ARB early8N/A
Treat cholesterolN/A8
HDL >40
LDL <100
Use erythropoietin for anemia2N/A
Keep hemoglobin >1111
Check calcium, phosphorous, and PTH for bone disease28
Refer to nephrologist for GFR <300N/A
  • K/DOQI, Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative; GFR, glomerular filtration rate; CKD, chronic kidney disease; BP, blood pressure; ACE, angiotensin-converting enzyme; ARB, angiotensin receptor blocker; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; PTH, parathyroid hormone.