From April 2009 CKD 6 comes into effect in the Quality and Outcomes Framework for primary care. David Colin-Thome, Ian Barnes and myself have written to all General Practitioners and laboratory leads providing a detailed rationale for the systematic use of albimin creatinine ratio for measuring proteinuria.
One new indicator is added, for 6 points: CKD 6: The percentage of patients on the CKD register whose notes have a record of an albumin: creatinine ratio (or protein: creatinine ratio) value in the previous 15 months.
Proteinuria detection and quantitation using ACR, info for labs
Proteinuria detection and quantitation using ACR, info for GPs