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Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease

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Issue date: September 2008
NICE clinical guideline 73
Developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions
Chronic kidney disease
Early identification and management of chronic kidney disease in adults inprimary and secondary care
NICE clinical guideline 73
Chronic kidney disease: early identification and management of chronickidney disease in adults in primary and secondary care
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You can download the following documents from www.nice.org.uk/CG073
The NICE guideline (this document) – all the recommendations.
A quick reference guide – a summary of the recommendations for healthcare professionals.
‘Understanding NICE guidance’ – a summary for patients and carers.
The full guideline – all the recommendations, details of how they weredeveloped, and reviews of the evidence they were based on.For printed copies of the quick reference guide or ‘Understanding NICEguidance’, phone NICE publications on 0845 003 7783 or emailpublications@nice.org.uk and quote:
N1686 (quick reference guide)
N1687 (‘Understanding NICE guidance’).NICE clinical guidelines are recommendations about the treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions in the NHS in England andWalesThis guidance represents the view of the Institute, which was arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. Healthcare professionals areexpected to take it fully into account when exercising their clinical judgement.However, the guidance does not override the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstancesof the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer and informed by the summary of product characteristics of any drugsthey are considering.Implementation of this guidance is the responsibility of local commissionersand/or providers. Commissioners and providers are reminded that it is their responsibility to implement the guidance, in their local context, in light of their duties to avoid unlawful discrimination and to have regard to promotingequality of opportunity. Nothing in this guidance should be interpreted in a waythat would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
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© National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2008. All rights reserved. This materialmay be freely reproduced for educational and not-for-profit purposes. No reproduction by or for commercial organisations, or for commercial purposes, is allowed without the expresswritten permission of the Institute.

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