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VA/DoD Indications for Referring a Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease to a Nephrologist

Purpose:

To identify a patient with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who should be referred to a nephrologist based on VA/DoD guidelines.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, referral and transfer

ICD-10:

N00-N08, N10-N16, N17-N19, N20-N23, N25-N29

Description:

The Veterans Administration (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) clinical practice guideline for chronic kidney disease recommends referral of a patient to a nephrologist if certain findings are present. Referral should be a shared decision with the patient.

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