Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Recorded CKD prevalence continues to rise

The Quality and Outcomes Framework data for 2008/09 was published on 29 September and is available at http://www.ic.nhs.uk/qof . The data shows that over 4% of adults in England are now recognised to have chronic kidney disease and are on primary care CKD registers. That’s a 10% increase in recorded CKD prevalence between 2007/08 and 2008/09. Depending on the estimated prevalence used however up to 55% of people with stage 3-5 kidney disease have not yet been identified and when you look at blood pressure achieved, taking into account the unidentified population and exception reporting there is still a lot to do to reduce the vascular and progressive kidney disease risk in our populations. The variance between practices – in every PCT area, remains high and can be used in local planning to target education and support.