PRIMARY CARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) SCREENING

AIM: Improve the screening & identification of chronic kidney disease for adult patients in primary healthcare teams in Ontario with a focus on patients at high risk.
REASON
FOR THE EFFORT

Evidence indicates that if existing clinical guidelines are applied in the primary care sector, the majority of CKD impacts would be prevented, delayed or ameliorated…

Imagine having access to information on patients in your practice/organization that facilitates identification of those whom would most benefit from interventions? Who would that patient be and how might the improvement change their care, experience, health journey, and their life?

The impact on patient experience and clinical outcomes when processes are not in place or not working well becomes the improvement opportunity!

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IMPROVING PROCESSES
FOR MORE PATIENTS

QUALITY DIMENSIONS

Effectiveness; Population Health

OUTCOME, PROCESS, & BALANCE MEASURES

Casting a Wide Net: General Focus Measures – CKD Screening & Identification of Adult Patients

AND/OR

Casting a Narrow Net: High Risk Factor Focus Measures – CKD Screening & Identification of Adult Patients

CHANGE IDEAS

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CKD MANAGEMENT
QI TOOLS

CKD Screening QI Plan Template

CKD DETECTION, IDENTIFICATION & MANAGEMENT:

Click to view complete CCO ORN Kidney Wise Algorithm

Vascular Health Primary Care Work Group
Last Updated: April 30, 2017