April 2, 2014
Full title is, “Chronic Kidney Disease in an Electronic Health Record Problem List: Quality of Care, ESRD, and Mortality” published in the American Journal of Nephrology. It has implications for CKD but other chronic conditions as well regarding the appropriate use of problem lists in the EMR. With CKD, diabetes and other chronic conditions which can be initially diagnosed with a lab test (eGFR for CKD), early identification is possible. But if the patient is not formally given the diagnosis in the problem list, it may lead the lack of early preventive care which can slow the progression of a chronic illness.
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